Ordinary

 

Meeting Notice and Agenda

 

An Ordinary Meeting of the Bega Valley Shire Council will be held at Council Chambers, Biamanga Room Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre Bega on
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 commencing at 2.00pm to consider and resolve
on the matters set out in the attached Agenda.

 

 

 

To:

Cr Kristy McBain, Mayor

Cr Mitchell Nadin, Deputy Mayor

Cr Tony Allen

Cr Robyn Bain

Cr Jo Dodds

Cr Russell Fitzpatrick

Cr Cathy Griff

Cr Sharon Tapscott

Cr Liz Seckold

Copy:

General Manager, Ms Leanne Barnes

Director, Assets and Operations, Mr Anthony McMahon

Director,  Community, Environment and Planning, Dr Alice Howe

Director, Business and Governance, Mr Graham Stubbs

Executive Manager People and Governance, Ms Nina Churchward

Coordinator Communications and Events

Minute Secretary

 

 

 


Live Streaming of Council Meetings

Council meetings are recorded and live streamed to the Internet for public viewing.  By entering the Chambers during an open session of Council, you consent to your attendance and participation being recorded.

The recording will be archived and made available on Council’s website www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au. All care is taken to maintain your privacy; however as a visitor of the public gallery, your presence may be recorded.

Publishing of Agendas And Minutes

The Agendas for Council Meetings and Council Reports for each meeting will be available to the public on Council’s website as close as possible to 5.00 pm on the Thursday prior to each Ordinary Meeting.  A hard copy is also made available at the Bega Administration Building reception desk and on the day of the meeting, in the Council Chambers.

The Minutes of Council Meetings are available on Council's Website as close as possible to 5.00 pm on the Monday after the Meeting.

1.      Please be aware that the recommendations in the Council Meeting Agenda are recommendations to the Council for consideration.  They are not the resolutions (decisions) of Council.

2.      Background for reports is provided by staff to the General Manager for  presentation to Council.

3.      The Council may adopt these recommendations, amend the recommendations, determine a completely different course of action, or it may decline to pursue any course of action.

4.      The decision of the Council becomes the resolution of the Council, and is recorded in the Minutes of that meeting.

5.      The Minutes of each Council meeting are published in draft format, and are confirmed by Councillors, with amendments  if necessary, at the next available Council Meeting.

If you require any further information or clarification regarding a report to Counci, please contact Council’s Executive Assistant who can provide you with the appropriate contact details

Phone (6499 2104) or email execassist@begavalley.nsw.gov.au.

 


Ethical Decision Making and Conflicts of Interest

A guiding checklist for Councillors, officers and community committees

Ethical decision making

·      Is the decision or conduct legal?

·      Is it consistent with Government policy, Council’s objectives and Code of Conduct?

·      What will the outcome be for you, your colleagues, the Council, anyone else?

·      Does it raise a conflict of interest?

·      Do you stand to gain personally at public expense?

·      Can the decision be justified in terms of public interest?

·      Would it withstand public scrutiny?

Conflict of interest

A conflict of interest is a clash between private interest and public duty. There are two types of conflict:

·         Pecuniary – regulated by the Local Government Act 1993 and Office of Local Government

·         Non-pecuniary – regulated by Codes of Conduct and policy. ICAC, Ombudsman, Office of Local Government (advice only).  If declaring a Non-Pecuniary Conflict of Interest, Councillors can choose to either disclose and vote, disclose and not vote or leave the Chamber.

The test for conflict of interest

·         Is it likely I could be influenced by personal interest in carrying out my public duty?

·         Would a fair and reasonable person believe I could be so influenced?

·         Conflict of interest is closely tied to the layperson’s definition of ‘corruption’ – using public office for private gain.

·         Important to consider public perceptions of whether you have a conflict of interest.

Identifying problems

1st       Do I have private interests affected by a matter I am officially involved in?

2nd     Is my official role one of influence or perceived influence over the matter?

3rd      Do my private interests conflict with my official role?

Local Government Act 1993 and Model Code of Conduct

For more detailed definitions refer to Sections 442, 448 and 459 or the Local Government Act 1993 and Model Code of Conduct, Part 4 – conflictions of interest.

Agency advice     

Whilst seeking advice is generally useful, the ultimate decision rests with the person concerned.Officers of the following agencies are available during office hours to discuss the obligations placed on Councillors, officers and community committee members by various pieces of legislation, regulation and codes.

Contact

Phone

Email

Website

Bega Valley Shire Council

(02) 6499 2222

council@begavalley.nsw.gov.au

www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au

ICAC

8281 5999

Toll Free 1800 463 909

icac@icac.nsw.gov.au

www.icac.nsw.gov.au

Office of Local Government

(02) 4428 4100

olg@olg.nsw.gov.au

http://www.olg.nsw.gov.au/

NSW Ombudsman

(02) 8286 1000

Toll Free 1800 451 524

nswombo@ombo.nsw.gov.au

www.ombo.nsw.gov.au

 

Disclosure of pecuniary interests / non-pecuniary interests

Under the provisions of Section 451(1) of the Local Government Act 1993 (pecuniary interests) and Part 4 of the Model Code of Conduct prescribed by the Local Government (Discipline) Regulation (conflict of interests) it is necessary for you to disclose the nature of the interest when making a disclosure of a pecuniary interest or a non-pecuniary conflict of interest at a meeting. 

The following form should be completed and handed to the General Manager as soon as practible once the interest is identified.  Declarations are made at Item 3 of the Agenda: Declarations -  Pecuniary, Non-Pecuniary and Political Donation Disclosures, and prior to each Item being discussed:

Council meeting held on __________(day) / ___________(month) /____________(year)

Item no & subject

 

Pecuniary Interest

 

   In my opinion, my interest is pecuniary and I am therefore required to take the action specified in section 451(2) of the Local Government Act 1993 and or any other action required by the Chief Executive Officer.

Significant Non-pecuniary conflict of interest

   – In my opinion, my interest is non-pecuniary but significant. I am unable to remove the source of conflict. I am therefore required to treat the interest as if it were pecuniary and take the action specified in section 451(2) of the Local Government Act 1993.

Non-pecuniary conflict of interest

   In my opinion, my interest is non-pecuniary and less than significant. I therefore make this declaration as I am required to do pursuant to clause 4.17 of Council’s Code of Conduct. However, I intend to continue to be involved with the matter.

Nature of interest

Be specific and include information such as :

·         The names of any person or organization with which you have a relationship

·         The nature of your relationship with the person or organization

·         The reason(s) why you consider the situation may (or may be perceived to) give rise to a conflict between your personal interests and your public duty as a Councillor.

If Pecuniary

  Leave chamber

If Non-pecuniary  (tick one)

 Disclose & vote        Disclose & not vote          Leave chamber

Reason for action proposed

Clause 4.17 of Council’s Code of Conduct provides that if you determine that a non-pecuniary conflict of interest is less than significant and does not require further action, you must provide an explanation of why you  consider that conflict does not require further action in the circumstances

Print Name

 

I disclose the above interest and acknowledge that I will take appropriate action as I have indicated above.

Signed

 

NB:  Please complete a separate form for each Item on the Council Agenda on which you are declaring an interest.


Council

13 March 2019

 

Agenda

Statement of Commencement of Live Streaming

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners of Bega Valley Shire

1       Apologies and requests for leave of absence

 

2       Confirmation Of Minutes

Recommendation

That the Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting and Closed session held on 20 February 2019, the Extraordinary Meeting held on 27 February 2019 and the Urgent Extraordinary Meeting held on 27 February 2019 as circulated, be taken as read and confirmed.

3       Declarations

Pecuniary, Non-Pecuniary and Political Donation Disclosures to be declared and tabled.  Declarations also to be prior to discussion on each item.

4       Deputations (by prior arrangement)

                4.1          Mr David Jesson regarding Item 2 Confirmation of Minutes

 

5       Petitions

 

6       Mayoral Minutes

6.1                Mid term Councillor update......................................................................................................... 10

 

7       Urgent Business

 

8       Adjournment to Standing Committees

There are no reports to Standing Committees.

9       Staff Reports – Planning and Environment

 

Nil Reports

10     Staff Reports – Community, Culture and Leisure

 

Nil Reports

11   Staff Reports –Economic Development and Business Growth

 

11.1              Licence to Eden Community Access Centre Incorporated...................................................... 18

12     Staff Reports – Infrastructure Waste and Water

 

12.1              Exemption report to Council for Quaama Tennis Club............................................................. 37

12.2              Community Project Proposals...................................................................................................... 40

12.3              Proposed new road names: Spanish Oaks Drive and She-Oak Close, Bega ......................... 45

12.4              RFT 76/18 Design, Supply and Install of Sportsground Floodlights........................................ 47

12.5              Rural Village Playground Upgrades - Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 1......... 51

12.6              Bournda Environmental Education Centre Waste Education Proposal................................. 84

12.7              Land Divestment Options - Lot 7 DP 735877 & Lots 8 & 9 DP 1103241 Auckland Street, Bega     87

12.8              Land Divestment Options - Lot 1 DP 995527 Newtown Road, Bega...................................... 90

12.9              Land Divestment Options - Lot 11 - 12 Sec 4 DP 906 Rawlinson Street, Bega..................... 93

12.10           Land Divestment Options - Lot 4 DP 594349 Fairview Street, Bega...................................... 96

12.11           Land Divestment Options - Lot 35 DP 20943 Watson Street, Bega....................................... 99

12.12           Land Divestment Options - Lot 404 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent, Bega........................ 102

12.13           Land Divestment Options - Lot 402 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent, Bega........................ 105

12.14           Land Divestment Options - Lot 403 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent, Bega........................ 108

12.15           Land Divestment Options - Lot 13 DP 813625 Taronga Crescent, Bega............................. 111

12.16           Land Divestment Options - Lot 282 DP 750190 Kerrisons Lane, Bega............................... 114

12.17           Land Divestment Options - Lot 420 DP 874393 Kerrisons Lane, Bega............................... 117

12.18           Land Divestment Options - Lot 110 DP 750203 Bemboka Street, Bemboka..................... 120

12.19           Land Divestment Options - Lot 11 DP 659171 Princes Highway, Cobargo......................... 123

12.20           Land Divestment Options - Lot 19 Sec 7 DP 485 Tarlinton Street, Cobargo...................... 126

12.21           Land Divestment Options - Lot 22 DP 1182768 Princes Highway, Cobargo...................... 129

12.22           Land Divestment Options - Lot B DP 157709 Flora Street, Eden......................................... 132

12.23           Land Divestment Options - Lot 741 DP 1013100 Corner of Tathra Road and Sapphire Coast Drive, Kalaru..................................................................................................................................................... 135

12.24           Land Divestment Options - Lot 740 DP 1013100 Corner of Tathra Road and Sapphire Coast Drive, Kalaru..................................................................................................................................................... 138

12.25           Land Divestment Options - Lot 102 DP 1201186 Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula........... 142

12.26           Land Divestment Options - Lot 120 DP 847899 Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula............. 145

12.27           Land Divestment Options - Lot 2 DP 549112 Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula.................. 148

12.28           Land Divestment Options - Lot 1 DP 403324 Corner of Park & Reid Streets, Merimbula 151

12.29           Land Divestment Options - Lot 14 DP 252400 Park Street, Merimbula............................. 154

12.30           Land Divestment Options - Lot 7 DP 1067346 (3 parts) George Street, South Pambula. 157

12.31           Land Divestment Options - Lot 90 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road, Pambula Beach.... 160

12.32           Land Divestment Options - Lot 60 DP 224960 Culgoa Crescent, Pambula Beach............. 164

12.33           Land Divestment Options - Lot 67 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road, Pambula Beach.... 167

12.34           Land Divestment Options - Lot 94 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road, Pambula Beach.... 170

12.35           Land Divestment Options - Lot 351 DP 711224 Sapphire Coast Drive, Tura Beach......... 174

12.36           Land Divestment Options - Lot 17 (2 parts) & Lot 18 DP 1247734 Monaro Street Pambula 178

12.37           Land Divestment Options - Lots 2 - 4 DP 737035 Yowrie Road, Yowrie............................. 182

12.38           Land Divestment Options - Lots 9 - 12 Sec 1 DP 1085 Park Street, Bega........................... 185

12.39           Land Divestment Options - Lots 9 - 12 Sec 2 DP 1085 Park Street, Bega........................... 189

12.40           Land Divestment Options - Lot 145 DP 623646 Clark Lane, Bega....................................... 193

12.41           Land Divestment Options - Lot 5 DP 843822 & Lot 16 DP 112193 Mecklenberg Street, Bega       197

12.42           Land Divestment Options - Lot 13 DP 1107310 & Lot 18 DP 255593 Corner of Mecklenberg Street and Minyama Parade, Bega............................................................................................................ 201

12.43           Land Divestment Options - Lot 2 DP 1090625 Alice Street, Merimbula............................ 205

12.44           Land Divestment Options - Lot 314 DP 1078628 Howard Avenue, Bega........................... 209

12.45           Land Divestment Options - Lot 66 DP 1171407 Ravenswood Street, Bega....................... 213

12.46           Land Divestment Options - Lot 14 DP 249924 Moore Wren Road, Tarraganda............... 217

12.47           Land Divestment Options - Lot 281 DP 1158995 Murrah Street, Bermagui...................... 221

12.48           Land Divestment Options - Lot 8 Sec 13 DP 758095 Barragoot Street, Bermagui............ 225

12.49           Land Divestment Options - Lot 1 DP 44354 & Lots 1 & 2 DP 623695 West Street, Eden 229

13   Staff Reports – Governance and Strategy

 

13.1              Options for conducting the 2020 Local Government Election ............................................ 234

13.2              Update on Memorandum of Understanding with Eurobodalla Shire Council.................... 239

13.3              Adoption of Code of Conduct, Code of Meeting Practice and Councillor Development Guidelines..................................................................................................................................................... 241

13.4              Half Yearly Report on Implementation of Operation Plan 2018-2019................................ 244

13.5              Australian Local Government Association (AGLA):  2019 National General Assembly - call for motions..................................................................................................................................................... 312

14     Staff Reports – Finance

 

14.1              Certificate of Investment............................................................................................................ 333

15     Adoption of Reports from Standing Committees

There were no reports to Standing Committees.

 

16     Councillor Reports

16.1              Canberra Region Joint Organisation Board Meeting - Key Outcomes................................. 338

16.2              South East and Tablelands 'Tourism and Renewables' Trade Mission from Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th February 2019 ......................................................................................................................... 340

 

17     Rescission/alteration Motions

 

18     Notices of Motion

18.1              Charitable fund - Bega Valley Shire Community Disaster Relief Fund................................. 344

18.2              Refugee Welcome Signs............................................................................................................. 346

 

19     Questions On Notice

19.1              Cr Nadin's Question on Notice - Eden Sign Vandalism........................................................... 348

19.2              Cr Bain's Question on Notice - Wallagoot Lake ...................................................................... 349

19.3              Cr Bain's Question on Notice - Boydtown Caravan Park........................................................ 350

 

20     Questions for the Next Meeting

 

21     Confidential Business 

 

Representations by members of the public regarding closure of part of meeting

Adjournment Into Closed Session, exclusion of the media and public......................... 352

              

Statement of Cessation of Live Streaming for the period of the Closed Session.

Statement of Re-Commencement of Live Streaming

22     Adoption of reports from Closed Session

23     Resolutions to declassify reports considered in closed session 


Council

13 March 2019

 

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

13 March 2019

 

6.1              Mid term Councillor update................................................................................ 10


Council 13 March 2019

Item 6.1

 

6.1Mid term Councillor update       

 

Cr McBain, Mayor  

 

 

Officers Recommendation

That Council note the elected Council’s mid-term report and refer items raised by Councillors in the Mayor’s interviews to discussions relating to the draft operational plan for 2019/20.

 

Background

At the Mayoral election meeting in September 2016, I outlined in my address that I would work with Councillors to provide a mid-term review. This would look at what we had said we would work on, what we have done, and the focus for the second half of the term.

I have prepared a short summary of the key items that have been the focus for Council’s attention.

I have also consulted with Councillors and asked for their input into the key achievements, projects, gaps and priorities for the period to September 2020. I met individually with each Councillor and have compiled a list of key priorities and other items. Councillors will consider these items as part of the review of the delivery program and the development of the draft Operational Plan and Budget for 2019/20 over the coming two months. A list of the items raised is attached for information.

I wish to thank Councillors for their dedication to the role they have been elected to do and look forward to making sure that we continue to set the direction to enable this organisation to deliver for our community until the next election and beyond.

This report also focusses on the elected Council’s direct involvement in guiding the Council through formal consideration of reports, oversight of the Council’s integrated community strategic planning, establishing policy and dealing with issues at this level.

Actions Achieved/On-track from Council’s Adopted Plans

Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Program, Operational Plan

These documents outline Council’s direction, which is resolved by Council after input and consultation with the community. The day-to-day activities of Council are covered in these documents, as well as the key strategic directions and project work to be carried out.

Council’s Annual Report s for 2016-17 and 2017-18 outline activity against each action area and can be found on Council’s website: https://www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-UMJ-26-01-72

The Annual Report for the 2017-18 year was reported to Council in November 2018.

Council Decisions

Council considered major reports focussing on an extremely wide range of strategies, projects, requests from community etc. The following list is not exhaustive but as best as possible covers the items formally considered (in some cases on multiple occasions) by Council.

·    Governance

Completed a review of Policies

Submissions and comments on a range of State legislation, strategies and procedures including the Transport Strategy, Freight and Port Strategy, Crown Land Management, IPART Rating Review, Code of Meeting Practice, Code of Conduct, Councillor training and development

Officially joined the Canberra Region Joint Organisation

Made appointments to external groups and to Council committees and panels

Updated and refocussed the Internal Audit and Performance Committee

Undertaken the Oath for the first time

Appointed the Legal and Conduct Reviewer panels

Considered reports on the Organisation’s Structure

Reviewed the performance and tenure of the General Manager

Submitted Resolutions for consideration by the sector to both Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) and Local Government NSW (LGNSW)

Considered the enterprise risk management profile of the organisation

·    Strategic

Considered all aspects, as required, of the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework including the undertaking and adoption of the ‘Understanding Your Place’ consultation, the Community Survey, Community Strategic Plan, Delivery Program, Resourcing Strategy, Asset Management Plans, Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP)

Reviewed externally funded programs

Aquatics Facility Strategic Review conducted, to set the scene and direction for developing a pools strategy

Developed the Infrastructure Prospectus

·    Financial

Directed development of the LTFP, annual budgets, rating, fees and charges – and resolved on their adoption

Established the loan profile

Reviewed Section 64 models and resolved on a new charging regime for commercial development

Commenced review of potential special rate variation models

Grant funding applications considered and lodged for a wide range of projects and a large number successful

Secured funding for the Eden Port

·    Planning Matters

Considered and resolved on deferred matters following the adoption of the  Bega Valley Local Environmental Plan in 2012

Part reviewed as required by Planning NSW, the Commercial Centres Strategy

Considered a range of planning proposals across the Shire and removed the sunset clause for existing holdings

Report on review of Development Assessment (DA) considered and implemented with the Development Hub now operational

Rescission of the Bermagui Town Masterplan and looking to work with groups in Bermagui to achieve a charette and new plan

Alcohol Free Zones

Considerable amount of DA related matters

Considered some controversial planning matters including the Frogs Hollow Air School

·    Environment and related matters

Flood Management Plans undertaken across the Shire

Estuary Management Plans adopted

Entrance Management Policy lakes and lagoons (ICOLLS)

Waste Strategy adopted

No Balloon Release on Public Land adopted

Merimbula Ocean Outfall progressed

Water fluoridation considered and finally resolved

New Waste Collection Contract

FOGO supported and being rolled out

Joined Cities Power Partnership

Support for NRMA electric charging project

Biosecurity Weed Management Plan

Container Deposit Scheme introduced

·    Economic Development projects

Tourism Review completed

Tourism tender undertaken

iAccelerate project supported and funded

Easy to Do Business portal resolved and being established

Merimbula Airport being developed

Eden Port, Wharf extension to be complete early 2019 with wave attenuator to start and ongoing advocacy for the landside development at Snug Cove

·    Property Matters

Hotel Australasia (although not finalised as yet)

Main Street property sold

Bemboka House divested to community

Pioneers Museum potential divestment to community but did not proceed

Men’s Sheds various locations

Twyford Hall, grant funding received, tenure extended and DGR status achieved

Land considered for social and affordable housing

Saleyards development ongoing (potential grant funding to be received)

Airport leases finalised and grant funding application for establishment of greater General Aviation area

Numerous leases, licences, road closures, road naming considered and resolved

·    Operational Matters

Pretty Point Bridge – working with community group

Sewer Treatment Plants returned to Council management

Merimbula Parking matters reviewed and reported, ongoing traffic management study taking place

·    Awarding of grants, scholarships, awards

Council considered 41 tenders and established a number of tender panels

Council considered 36 Notices of Motions presented by Councillors

Council considered five Rescission Motions

Council asked a number of Questions on Notice covering a wide range of topics

Headline achievements

·    Merimbula By-Pass completed

·    Tathra Wharf works completed

·    Infrastructure Prospectus (for which we received an award) and unprecedented  funding achieved for projects in the adopted plan

·    Water Treatment Plants in Brogo/Bermagui and Bega/Tathra received funding

·    Drought funding access following advocacy to Federal Government (great assistance from Member for Eden-Monaro Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM, MP and Senator for NSW, Senator Jim Molan AO, DSC)

·    Eden Port Wharf developments where Council played the key facilitation role

·    Kisses Lagoon restoration

·    FOGO implementation

·    The services, community and Council response to disaster recovery

·    Land sale in Main Street Merimbula and Aldi development DA

·    Meet the Mayor and Councillors in the Community sessions held across most of the towns and villages in the Shire, with more to roll out in 2019

Actions Delayed

There are always items which cannot be achieved in the timeframes established when plans are drawn up. This is due to a range of issues including planning and other regulatory processes which we need to meet; projects being landed in our area; organisational restructuring due to financial directions of Council, and of course natural disasters.

I refer to our Annual Reports for the years 2016/17 and 2017/18 where these are outlined. Council receives bi-annual reports on progress against our adopted Plans with comment on how these are tracking. It cannot be understated that these Plans, whilst comprehensive, focus on strategic actions and do not itemise our ongoing business activity on top of those things the Council staff do every day and are critical in servicing the community.

Council Resolutions, Notices of Motion, Rescission Motions also impact on our capacity to meet targets. Examples of these include the Coastal Accessibility Projects and the Hotel Australasia. This is not a “bad” thing but means that resources are tied up until these items are resolved and finalised.

Unplanned Activity requiring Council Action/Support

FIRES

Most significant of course has been two fire events and the associated response and recovery. In March 2018 over 100 properties were completely destroyed or damaged in the Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, Tathra district. This declared disaster required a significant workload redirection from Council relating to the response and the subsequent recovery. Some of this was funded externally however there was an impost on our business as usual services. This event was then followed by the Yankees Gap and surrounding areas fire which burnt for 7 weeks and which we are working through the recovery activities.

NDRRA

The Bega Valley experienced considerable damage following an East Coast Low in June 2016 and a flood in December 2016. Funding for the works eligible under the National Disaster Recovery Fund (NDRRA) for both events was only received in 2018. Works are now underway to complete these items we received funding for, which thanks to the dedication of staff is now ahead of schedule.

FUNDING OF UNPROGRAMMED PROJECTS

·    Stronger Country Communities funded projects where we have managed to get a number of playground and hall kitchen upgrades, walking paths and a new toilet facility. This has been a fabulous funding program for regional councils like ours and following the State Government election in March 2019, we hope this continues.

·    Lake Street Shared Path

·    Tathra Safe Ride

Priorities for 2019 to 2020

·    Continue to implement the key priorities as outlined in Council’s adopted Plans

·    Consolidate activity and ensure the organisation can settle into the final new structure and continue to deliver services, assets and programs and commence the full review of our forward planning

·    Continue to review and improve our financial systems and asset management planning system

·    Deliver capital projects and funded projects

·    Support the communities affected by fire and drought

 

Attachments

1.  Matters raised by Councillors during Mayor Interviews in January 2019

 


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Item 6.1 - Attachment 1

Matters raised by Councillors during Mayor Interviews in January 2019

 


 

 

 


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Staff Reports – Economic Develoment and Business Growth

 

13 March 2019

  

11.1            Licence to Eden Community Access Centre Incorporated.................................. 18


Council 13 March 2019

Item 11.1

 

11.1. Licence to Eden Community Access Centre Incorporated     

 

The Licence Agreement for Eden Community Access Centre Incorporated to occupy office space within the Eden Gateway Centre expired on 14 November 2018 and requires renewal.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council approve a further one-year Licence with a further one-year option to Eden Community Access Centre Incorporated for their continued occupation of office space within the Eden Gateway Centre for the new annual rental fee of $1,343.33, with any further Licence to be for a commencing annual rental fee as proposed in the table below which equates to $2,686.67 for year two.

2.    That authority be given for the Mayor and General Manager to execute the above Licence Agreement.

 

Executive Summary

The Licence Agreement for Eden Community Access Centre Incorporated to occupy office space within the Eden Gateway Centre expired on 14 November 2018 and requires renewal. 

Given there has been no future planning for the Eden Gateway Centre building since this matter was last reported to Council on 22 November 2017 and the current occupier has only requested an extension of 12 months, it is considered appropriate to offer Eden Community Access Centre Incorporated the further tenure they have requested.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 22 November 2017, when considering the renewal of a number of Licence Agreements for occupation of Council owned and managed land throughout the Shire as follows:

“Approval of a further one-year Licence to Eden Community Access Centre Incorporated for their continued occupation of space within the Eden Gateway Centre for Year 1 at the current licence fee of $518 for a further review in 12 months.”

The Eden Gateway Centre building is ageing and will need future renewal works in the short to mid-term.  As such, the attached report of 22 November 2017 recommended that an offer be made to the existing tenants in the centre for a further 12-month Licence, rather than conducting a public expression of interest (EOI) process with only short-term tenure to be offered. There has been no change to this recommendation and a number of maintenance issues have been raised by the tenants and confirmed by Council officers at a recent inspection of the site.   There has been no change to this recommendation and Eden Community Access Centre Incorporated have only requested a further extension of 12 months for their occupation within the centre, therefore it is considered appropriate to offer another short-term Licence Agreement for a period of 12 months with a possible extension for a further 12 months should this be required.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Approve a further short-term Licence Agreement with a further one-year option to Eden Community Access Centre Incorporated for their continued occupation of office space within the Eden Gateway Centre for the new annual rental fee of $1,343.33.

2.    Approve a further short-term Licence Agreement to Eden Community Access Centre Incorporated for their continued occupation of office space within the Eden Gateway Centre for the current minimum annual rental fee of $540.10, with any further Licence to be indexed by CPI (All Groups Sydney).

3.    Carry out an EOI process for the use of the office space within the Eden Gateway Centre before issuing further tenure to Eden Community Access Centre Incorporated and present the results of the EOI process back to Council.

Community Engagement

Consultation undertaken

Council officers have been liaising with Eden Community Access Centre Incorporated who have indicated they would like to continue with their occupation of the site for a further 12-month term. 

An inspection of the building has been carried out by Council officers and quotations have been obtained for the necessary repairs to the deteriorating building.

Financial and resource considerations

As detailed in the attached report of 22 November 2017 the rebate percentages achieved under the previous and current Rental Assessment and Rebate Procedure as well as the previous and new valuation amount for the site has seen an increase in annual rental as follows:

Licensee       

Previous Valuation

Previous Rebate %

Previous Licence Fee (per annum)

New Valuation

New Rebate %

Proposed New Licence Fee (per annum)

Eden Community Access Centre

$5,500

98%

$518

$13,000

69%

$4,030

 

It was suggested in recognition of the fact that changes to the rental rebate process increased rental fees substantially, Council introduce the fees over a three-year period, rather than adopt the new charges in the first year. The report of 22 November 2017 suggests the reason for recommending the increase is Licence fees can no longer remain at the level they currently are as the condition of Council’s buildings continues to deteriorate. Council officers have been obtaining quotations for several repairs at the building which are valued at close to ten thousand dollars.  Currently there is no dedicated budget for these repairs which are required to ensure the tenants can continue to operate from the site. At that meeting Council resolved to continue with the current minimum Licence fee with a further review in 12 months’ time. Council officers are again recommending that Council introduce an incremental fee increase as detailed in the table below which will contribute to building repairs.

Licensee

Previous Licence Fee
(per annum)

Licence Fee in Year 1
(per annum)

Licence Fee in Year 2
(per annum)

Licence Fee in Year 3
(per annum)

Eden Community Access Centre

$518.00

$1,343.33

$2,686.67

$4,030.00

Ongoing management of the Licence Agreement during the term will require Council officer resources.

Legal /Policy

Council’s Management of Lease and Licence Procedure notes that subject to a Resolution of Council and the consideration of factors such as identified community benefit, the applicable Licence rental may be rebated by an amount calculated using the method outlined in Schedule 1 of Council’s Rental Assessment and Rebate Procedure.  Any difference between the current market rent and the rebated rent will be shown as a donation from the Council’s Property Rebate Fund.

For all leases and licences of Council owned and managed assets, Council seeks to recover either all or a proportion of the total costs of operating that facility including depreciation, maintenance, administration and improvements which is why it is considered necessary to increase the annual rental fee.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Risk

There are no adverse risks in allowing the office space within the Eden Gateway Centre to be occupied by the current tenant for a further 12-month term as long as the use is authorised by way of a formal Licence Agreement with an inclusion of the appropriate indemnity and insurance clauses.

 

Attachments

1.          Council report 22 November 2017 - Licence Agreement Renewals

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 11.1 - Attachment 1

Council report 22 November 2017 - Licence Agreement Renewals

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

  

 


Council

13 March 2019

 

 

Staff Reports – Infrastructure Waste And Water

 

13 March 2019

  

12.1            Exemption report to Council for Quaama Tennis Club....................................... 37

12.2            Community Project Proposals............................................................................. 40

12.3            Proposed new road names: Spanish Oaks Drive and She-Oak Close, Bega ...... 45

12.4            RFT 76/18 Design, Supply and Install of Sportsground Floodlights..................... 47

12.5            Rural Village Playground Upgrades - Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 1    51

12.6            Bournda Environmental Education Centre Waste Education Proposal.............. 84

12.7            Land Divestment Options - Lot 7 DP 735877 & Lots 8 & 9 DP 1103241 Auckland Street, Bega............................................................................................................................. 87

12.8            Land Divestment Options - Lot 1 DP 995527 Newtown Road, Bega................... 90

12.9            Land Divestment Options - Lot 11 - 12 Sec 4 DP 906 Rawlinson Street, Bega... 93

12.10          Land Divestment Options - Lot 4 DP 594349 Fairview Street, Bega................... 96

12.11          Land Divestment Options - Lot 35 DP 20943 Watson Street, Bega.................... 99

12.12          Land Divestment Options - Lot 404 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent, Bega...... 102

12.13          Land Divestment Options - Lot 402 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent, Bega...... 105

12.14          Land Divestment Options - Lot 403 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent, Bega...... 108

12.15          Land Divestment Options - Lot 13 DP 813625 Taronga Crescent, Bega.......... 111

12.16          Land Divestment Options - Lot 282 DP 750190 Kerrisons Lane, Bega............. 114

12.17          Land Divestment Options - Lot 420 DP 874393 Kerrisons Lane, Bega............. 117

12.18          Land Divestment Options - Lot 110 DP 750203 Bemboka Street, Bemboka.... 120

12.19          Land Divestment Options - Lot 11 DP 659171 Princes Highway, Cobargo....... 123

12.20          Land Divestment Options - Lot 19 Sec 7 DP 485 Tarlinton Street, Cobargo..... 126

12.21          Land Divestment Options - Lot 22 DP 1182768 Princes Highway, Cobargo..... 129

12.22          Land Divestment Options - Lot B DP 157709 Flora Street, Eden...................... 132

12.23          Land Divestment Options - Lot 741 DP 1013100 Corner of Tathra Road and Sapphire Coast Drive, Kalaru................................................................................................................ 135

12.24          Land Divestment Options - Lot 740 DP 1013100 Corner of Tathra Road and Sapphire Coast Drive, Kalaru................................................................................................................ 138

12.25          Land Divestment Options - Lot 102 DP 1201186 Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula 142

12.26          Land Divestment Options - Lot 120 DP 847899 Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula 145

12.27          Land Divestment Options - Lot 2 DP 549112 Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula. 148

12.28          Land Divestment Options - Lot 1 DP 403324 Corner of Park & Reid Streets, Merimbula         151

12.29          Land Divestment Options - Lot 14 DP 252400 Park Street, Merimbula........... 154

12.30          Land Divestment Options - Lot 7 DP 1067346 (3 parts) George Street, South Pambula            157

12.31          Land Divestment Options - Lot 90 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road, Pambula Beach  160

12.32          Land Divestment Options - Lot 60 DP 224960 Culgoa Crescent, Pambula Beach 164

12.33          Land Divestment Options - Lot 67 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road, Pambula Beach  167

12.34          Land Divestment Options - Lot 94 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road, Pambula Beach  170

12.35          Land Divestment Options - Lot 351 DP 711224 Sapphire Coast Drive, Tura Beach       174

12.36          Land Divestment Options - Lot 17 (2 parts) & Lot 18 DP 1247734 Monaro Street Pambula     178

12.37          Land Divestment Options - Lots 2 - 4 DP 737035 Yowrie Road, Yowrie........... 182

12.38          Land Divestment Options - Lots 9 - 12 Sec 1 DP 1085 Park Street, Bega......... 185

12.39          Land Divestment Options - Lots 9 - 12 Sec 2 DP 1085 Park Street, Bega......... 189

12.40          Land Divestment Options - Lot 145 DP 623646 Clark Lane, Bega.................... 193

12.41          Land Divestment Options - Lot 5 DP 843822 & Lot 16 DP 112193 Mecklenberg Street, Bega  197

12.42          Land Divestment Options - Lot 13 DP 1107310 & Lot 18 DP 255593 Corner of Mecklenberg Street and Minyama Parade, Bega.............................................................................. 201

12.43          Land Divestment Options - Lot 2 DP 1090625 Alice Street, Merimbula.......... 205

12.44          Land Divestment Options - Lot 314 DP 1078628 Howard Avenue, Bega......... 209

12.45          Land Divestment Options - Lot 66 DP 1171407 Ravenswood Street, Bega...... 213

12.46          Land Divestment Options - Lot 14 DP 249924 Moore Wren Road, Tarraganda 217

12.47          Land Divestment Options - Lot 281 DP 1158995 Murrah Street, Bermagui.... 221

12.48          Land Divestment Options - Lot 8 Sec 13 DP 758095 Barragoot Street, Bermagui 225

12.49          Land Divestment Options - Lot 1 DP 44354 & Lots 1 & 2 DP 623695 West Street, Eden           229


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.1

 

12.1. Exemption report to Council for Quaama Tennis Club      

 

Quaama Tennis Club have requested an exemption for developer charges. This is supported by Council Procedures for Community Facilities on Crown land.

 

Director Assets and Operations   

 

 

Officers Recommendation

That Council approve an exemption from payment of upfront developer contributions of 1 equivalent tenement (ET), and award 1 ET of credit to the development with High Consumption Charges to apply for water use over 1 ET in accordance with Councils adopted Revenue Policy.

 

Executive Summary

Quaama Tennis Club has applied for a water connection to supply the Clubhouse and Tennis Court. No contributions have been paid for the service previously, so are now payable.

An exemption of payment of developer contributions from Bega Valley Shire Council is sought to offset the Section 64 Charges for water.

Background

Quaama Tennis Club has applied for a water connection, no sewerage services are currently available.

Historically, community groups that operate on Crown Land have been able to apply for exemption from payment of developer contributions under Procedure 4.08.3.

With the introduction of the high consumption charge method of levying developer contributions for non-residential development, often credit for existing development exists and community group development are only liable for high consumption charges for new development.

There remain cases, where community groups undertake development on Crown Land that has previously not had developer contributions paid. Under Procedure 4.08.3 developer contributions to a minimum of 1 equivalent tenement (ET) must then be paid to give the land some access credit to the water and/or sewerage reticulation network. This has been the case for the Quaama Tennis club, and the reason for this request for exemption.

Upon initial assessment, Council officers proposed to the Club to charge only 0.25 ET for water developer contributions, and award 0.25 ET credit. The Club indicated they would not be able to accept such an offer.

An email was received on 29 October 2018 requesting exemption from upfront developer contributions.

Options

1.   No exemption – Not approve any exemption from developer contributions. Charge 1 ET upfront and High Consumption Charges for water use over 1 ET.

2.   No requirement for credits – Approve development on the land with no water/sewer ET credits. Charge nothing upfront and High Consumption Charges for water use over 0 ET.

3.   ET credit at no charge – (Officer’s recommendation) – Approve an exemption from payment of upfront developer contributions of 1 ET, and award 1 ET of credit to the development. High Consumption Charges remain for water use over 1 ET.

4.   Exemption from all charges – Approve an exemption from upfront developer contributions, as well as all High Consumption Charges.

Financial and resource considerations

Option 1 – No exemption

This will have no financial impact for Council. The Club would have to pay $8,615 upfront and an additional $2.10 per KL, for use above 205 KL per year.

Option 2 – No requirement for credits

This would have no net impact on Council but would result in the Tennis Club being liable to pay a high consumption charges of $2.10 per KL on all water used.

Option 3 – 1 ET credit at no charge – (Officer’s recommendation)

This will result in a reduction of income to Council of 1 ET by gifting the development a 1 ET credit for water supply. The Club would not have to pay $8,615 upfront but would be liable for an additional $2.10 per KL, for use above 205 KL per year.

Option 4 – Exemption from all charges

This would result in a total loss of income from developer contributions for the development site. The includes a loss to Council of $8,615 upfront and a loss of $2.10 per KL as High Consumption charges that arise from high water use.

Council officers note this option provides zero disincentive to wasteful/excessive water use.

Legal /Policy

The exemption falls within the provisions of Procedure 4.08.3 for exemption, being a community facility located on Crown Land.

The policy does not address the exemption in regard to High Consumption charges.

The relevant extract form Councils adopted revenue policy relating to high consumption charges is as follows:

High Consumption Charge

A High Consumption Charge (non-residential) applies to eligible non-residential properties. This charge provides an opportunity for non-residential developments to reduce their upfront costs related to Section 64 developer contributions.

Eligible non-residential properties have an option of maintaining their existing Equivalent Tenement (ET) entitlement and paying the High Consumption Charges in lieu of paying Section 64 Developer Contributions. No additional ET entitlement will accrue to the property through the payment of the High Consumption Charge. Additional ET entitlements can be purchased at any time at the current section 64 developer contribution rate.

Water consumption up to the equivalent of the existing property ET entitlement will incur no High Consumption (water) Charge. Water consumption greater than the existing ET entitlement will be charged the High Consumption (water) Charge.

Sewer inflows from a development up to the equivalent of the existing property ET entitlement will incur no high consumption (sewer) charge. Inflow volumes greater than the existing ET entitlement will be charged at the High Consumption (sewer) Charge. The sewer inflow will be calculated based on water consumption multiplied by the appropriate non-residential properties discharge factor.

The non-residential High Consumption Charge can be applied:

•     Where the water consumption of a property is greater than the ET entitlement for the property.

•     In lieu of Section 64 Developer Charges as an incentive to business by reducing their upfront establishment costs.

Non-residential properties eligible for the High Consumption Charge are being progressively identified through Development Applications, Complying and Exempt Development processes and Section 68 Applications under the Local Government Act.

The non-residential High Consumption Charge in lieu of Section 64 Developer Charges is not available to the subdivision of land.

The non-residential High Consumption Charge is calculated annually by amortizing the Section

64 Developer Charges for water and sewer (presently $8,615 and $12,061 per ET respectively) over 30 years with a discount rate equal to the 30 year Treasury bond rate (currently 3% variable) and then divided by 205kL/y for water and 190kL/y for sewer. The figure of 205kL/y is the average annual water consumption per household (1 ET), and the 190kL/y is the average annual contribution to the sewerage system per household (1 ET).

High Consumption Charges non-residential 2018/2019 ($/)

High Consumption (water) Charge $2.10

High Consumption (sewer) Charge $3.18

Note the above figures relate to the adopted 2018/19 charges.

 

Attachments

Nil

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.2

 

12.2. Community Project Proposals     

 

This report provides a summary of Community Project Proposals received between 22 November 2018 and 20 February 2019 for Council's information and consideration.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officers Recommendation

1.       That Council note the report and the attached Community Project Proposal summary and information included in the hard copies of proposals distributed to Councillors.

2.      That the proposal for a perimeter and oval fencing at Towamba Sportsground be supported, with funding contribution to be considered and prioritised with other asset renewals.

3.        That the proposal for signage 'Rob High Steps' at The Point Tura Beach be supported, with the applicant to provide sample for approval. Manufacture and install by applicant.

 

Executive Summary

The community has an important role in helping Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC) identify and deliver new and/or improved community facilities. The Community Project Proposal process seeks to provide a consistent framework for Council to receive and consider a wide range of projects proposed by the community. These projects can range from minor asset renewal to major new works which have not been identified in Asset Management Plans or capital works programs. Council officers have reviewed the proposals and a Summary and Assessment Sheet is attached. A hard copy of all proposals has been distributed to all Councillors.

Background

Council is ultimately responsible for all works on BVSC managed land including: compliance; maintenance; upkeep; and safety. Regardless of the project size, all works proposed for BVSC managed land need to be considered in the context of: funding; procurement; risk management; work health and safety; environmental considerations; approvals; compliance; and ongoing maintenance and renewal. It is also important to consider how the proposed projects can link and add value to other planned Council works, particularly in terms of the maintenance and replacement of existing assets.

An important part of the Procedure involves reporting proposals to Council; particularly where projects are complex, will result in changed use or amenity and/or will require resourcing and support from Council. Those proposals that are straight forward, not requesting funding from Council and/or are directly related to planned works, are reviewed and approved by Council officers. This enables groups to proceed with their proposed works in a timely manner.

The level of information included in the proposal needs to be relevant to the scale and complexity of the project but at a minimum be sufficient to allow the merits and issues of proposal/s to be understood by officers and Councillors. Thorough proposals will clearly show the merit of the project, outline what is being requested, identifies potential issues and how they have been addressed. The initial assessment by Council officers seeks to minimise wasted effort (or expense) on proposals that may not obtain approval due to funding, planning or other reasons.

The Community Project Proposal Procedure and the Proposal Form are available on Council's website.

The period between 22 November 2018 and 20 February 2019 was relativity quiet for project proposal submissions with four being received during the period. Two are addressed in this report.

·    Steel fence around oval and stock fence around grounds – Towamba Hall and Sportsground Committee.

·    Signage “The Rob High Steps” at The Point Tura Beach steps - North Tura Beach Residents Association Inc.

The third was for a large and ambitious shared pathway project in Bermagui submitted by the Bermagui Community Forum. This project will be the subject of a presentation and workshop with Councillors prior to being the subject of a report to Council for consideration.

The fourth proposal was for a memorial seat at Murunna Point in Bermagui.  The area is known to be culturally sensitive and officers have been liaising with the applicant to consider an alternative suitable location.  This small project is an example of what appears to be a relatively simple project being quite complex in terms of approvals and consideration of other users of the area.

Future proposals will continue to be presented on a quarterly basis to Council for consideration and Resolution.

Proposal Consideration and Assessment

Attached to this report is a summary and assessment of the Project Proposals received including comments and recommendations. The assessment provides a rating against the following project items:

·    Asset Renewal. Is it renewing an existing asset or an upgrade? Is the work linking to a required renewal from asset register?

·    Provision/Use/Value. Is the project relevant to current community needs? Will the facilities be well used? Will the community be getting good value? Is the opportunity cost to other projects and groups fair and acceptable?

·    Links to other plans and works. Are the works linked to adopted Strategic Plans, Facility Management Plans or asset renewals or planned maintenance programs?

·    Project Scale. How large is the project?

·    Project Approval Complexity. Will the project require Environmental and Heritage approvals? Cultural Heritage approvals? Crown Land approvals? Council Development Application approval?

·    Requested BVSC Funding. Are funds requested from Council? Are related funds allocated in budgets for asset renewals or maintenance? Is there good value in the funding level requested?

·    Likely BVSC Involvement. Is labour or material required to assist the project? Are resources such as grant submission assistance required? Is direction required in the approvals processes?

·    Ongoing Operations. What will be the cost to Council to maintain the asset?

Community Engagement

In developing the Community Project Proposal Procedure, consultation was undertaken with - Council's Access Committee, the S355 Sportsground Committee and a workshop involving representatives of service organisations from across the Shire.

The Project Proposal Form includes a section on stakeholder engagement in which the applicant can identify the consultation they have undertaken and feedback they have received in the development of their proposal. Some proposals will require further community consultation as the project develops.

The Community Project Proposal Procedure and Application Form are available on Council’s website.

Financial and resource considerations

·     The level of resourcing and contribution sought from Council is an important aspect for consideration. Council has not budgeted funds to support community project proposals; however, some proposals may align with the BVSC maintenance programs, scheduled asset renewals or grant programs.

·     Council resources are limited and favouring any one project over another is likely to affect or defer the delivery of other planned and programmed works. That is not to say a BVSC contribution is not possible. This is particularly the case where a project links to asset renewals and maintenance programs and the BVSC contribution represents ‘good value’. However, this needs to be subject to funding being available.

·     Committees, community groups and volunteers often seek funding and grant opportunities to support their project proposal. The first step is gaining Council support for works on Council managed land. This also helps to see the project scope is clear and complete and the resources identified are sufficient to complete the works. 

It is difficult for officers to support projects that will lead to over provision or over servicing, even if a funding contribution is not being requested from Council.Project costs and amounts requested from BVSC are included in the attached Summary Sheet.

Legal /Policy

Council’s Procedure 4.01.3 Community Project Proposals is published on the Council website.

Works on public land can trigger legislative requirements related to environment and heritage, access and Building Code compliance, planning and development approvals and in some instances, approvals from the land owner or manager.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

Relevant Delivery Program 2017 – 2021 Goals are:

Goal 2: We are an active, healthy community with access to good quality recreation and sporting facilities, and medical health care.

Goal 12: Our Council is financially sustainable and services and facilities meet community need.

Operational / Asset Management Plan

Council’s annual Operational Plan is developed alongside a Resourcing Strategy which outlines how actions and activities will be financed, assets managed and services delivered.

Asset management capital works programs are primarily based on asset renewal (e.g. replacing existing aging assets). A large majority of projects proposed by the community relate to new works or significant upgrades of existing assets and as such are not included in Capital Works Programs. Individually most projects have merit, reflect current community interests and deserve consideration. However, Council needs to be aware that continuing to expand its asset inventory comes at a future cost in terms of both ongoing operations and future asset renewals.

The Project Summary Sheet comments identify if the project is a direct renewal of an existing asset, an upgrade of an existing asset or is developing a new asset. 

Environmental / Sustainability

The Project Proposal Form triggers consideration of potential environmental and heritage issues and possible approvals or compliance that may be required.

Risk

A key aspect of the Community Project Proposal Procedure and process is aimed at mitigating risk. Examples of the risks that need consideration in relation to any project are:

·    The costs and considerations surrounding BVSC’s ongoing asset management/liability.

·    The costs and expectations associated with the ongoing operations, maintenance future renewal of any new asset.

·    Possible shortfalls in proposal cost estimates.

·    Potential expectations that BVSC will cover any potential project shortfalls.

Social / Cultural

The community has an important role in helping Council identify and deliver facility renewals and improvements. The proposals often reflect current community interest and can reflect changing needs, demographics and trends. Council recognises and values the important role and contribution of committees, community groups and volunteers in the management, operation and maintenance of Council infrastructure, civil assets and facilities. Council’s role is to provide guidance and support to the community to ensure projects are well thought through, assets will be well used and the future management of them will represent good value to the broader community in the long term.

Options

The challenge in considering project proposals is to give them the consideration they deserve and to work out where they fit with other planned and programmed works, particularly if the proposal requests a contribution from Council. Council has an option to fund all requests, however this will come at the expense of other required and planned asset renewal and Capital Works Programs.  Project management time is also an important consideration as promoting or adding a project to current workloads will have effect on other planned and programmed projects.

Realistically, Council does not have the resources to meet all requests in terms of capital funding, project management or ongoing asset management.  An important benefit of the Project Proposal process is that Council can consider these aspects, what is a reasonable provision of assets and provide relevant approval, direction and support which then better enables the community groups to develop their project and look to the most realistic methods for delivery of well utilised assets into the future.

 

Attachments

1.          Community Project Proposal Summary Sheet March 2019

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.2 - Attachment 1

Community Project Proposal Summary Sheet March 2019

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.3

 

12.3. Proposed new road names: Spanish Oaks Drive and She-Oak Close, Bega       

 

A Development Application has been approved for a new subdivision in Bega and Council has received an application from the developer to formally name two new roads associated with the subdivision.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officers Recommendation

1.      That the report be noted.

2.      That Council approve the proposal to name two new roads off Kerrisons Lane in Bega as Spanish Oaks Drive and She-Oak Close.

3.      That Council advertise the proposed road names on its website, inviting submissions to the proposal.

4.      That Council approve the removal of the road name Black She-Oak from its pre-approved list of road names due to its similarity to the proposed She-Oak Close.

5.      That if no objections are received within the submission period, Council officers proceed with the road naming proposals without subsequent referral to Council.

 

Executive Summary

Council has received an application to formally name two new roads associated with an approved subdivision under Development Application (DA 2014.293). In accordance with Council’s Road Naming Procedure 4.04.1, all new road naming proposals are to be reported to Council seeking approval to advertise the proposed use of the road name.

Background

On 3 February 2016 a report was presented to Council recommending a number of road names for submission to the Geographical Names Board of New South Wales for pre-approval and reservation for future use within the Bega Valley Shire, one of these was Black She-Oak.

At the time, Council resolved to approve the list of names presented and Black She-Oak was placed on the list of pre-approved road names. This name is still available for use. Under Council’s Road Naming Procedure 4.04.1 ‘Duplications of existing road names will not be considered. A road name will be regarded as a duplicate if it is the same or similar in spelling to an existing name, regardless of the road type’. It is therefore requested Black She-Oak be removed from the pre-approved list and replaced with She-Oak.

The two new roads proposed under this application will serve as the main point of access to the subdivided land parcels located off Kerrisons Lane in Bega. The roads will be dedicated to Council upon registration of the Plan of Subdivision and Council will take over care and control of the roads once constructed by the developer and the mandatory maintenance period has been completed. The names proposed are Spanish Oaks Drive and She-Oak Close, Bega. Both these names comply with Council’s Road Naming Procedure 4.04.1 under Road Naming Criteria (a)(iii) Natural Environment, Marine, Flora or Fauna.

Suggested Name

Background

Spanish Oaks

·   Quercus Falcata

·   Whilst not a native of Australia oak trees are common within the area

She-Oak

·   Casuarina

·   Native to Australia

·   Common in the Bega Valley Shire

The Geographical Names Board (GNB) has reviewed both names under GNB Guidelines for the naming of roads and there is no objection to their use.

Options

The proposed road names comply with GNB Guidelines and Council’s Road Naming Procedure 4.04.1 as such there is no impediment to using these names however Council does have the option not to accept the applicant’s suggested road names.

Community Engagement

Consultation undertaken

Council officers have consulted with the applicant and GNB regarding the proposed road names of Spanish Oaks Drive and She-Oak Close.

Consultation Planned

The proposed road names of Spanish Oaks Drive and She-Oak Close will be advertised on Council’s website, allowing a period of 28 days for submissions to be received.  If no objections are received, the GNB will be advised to arrange Gazettal.  If any objections are received, a further report will be presented to Council.

Financial and resource considerations

Under Council’s Fees and Charges, the road naming application fee has been charged which covers all costs associated with the road naming process. Council’s Property officers will be required to complete the public notification process.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Road Naming Procedure 4.04.1 the naming of the Shire’s roads is pursuant to the provisions of Section 162 of the Roads Act 1993 (NSW) and the Geographical Names Board’s NSW Address Policy adopted in March 2015.

In accordance with Division 1 clause 7 of the Roads Regulation (2018) which commenced on 1 September 2018, Council is now able to publish notice of a road naming proposal on the Council’s website rather than in a local newspaper.

Attachments

Nil

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.4

 

12.4. RFT 76/18 Design, Supply and Install of Sportsground Floodlights     

 

This report details the evaluation outcome of the Request for Tender (RFT) 76/18 to design, supply and install sports field lighting for three sportsgrounds (part of the Stronger Country Communities Fund, Round 2 funding).

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.      That due to pricing submitted through the tender process being outside of the allocated budget, Council decline to accept the sole tender under Clause 178 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

2.      Council officers review the scope of the project to deliver on the objectives, while reducing costs to meet the project budget, if required.

3.      That authority is delegated to the General Manager to enter into negotiation with the tenderer and other suitably qualified contractors with a view to reviewing the project scope and construction pricing to bring the cost within the project budget and to enter into a contract in relation to the subject matter of the tender as per Clause 178 (3)(e) of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

4.    That authority is delegated to the General Manager to execute all necessary documentation.

 

Executive Summary

This report provides the project background and further considerations including a financial summary, resource allocations and strategic alignment with respect to the tender process carried out for the delivery of this floodlighting project.

Background

The purpose of bringing this report to Council is to seek endorsement from Council as to the Request for Tender (RFT) process for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of floodlights for three sportsgrounds (Lawrence Park, Tathra; Barclay Street, Eden (AFL/Cricket field) and Wolumla Recreation Ground, Wolumla).

·    The RFT process brought together the three sporting fields in an effort to economise on efficiencies in scale.

·    Prospective tenderers were asked to price the following lump sum items for each of the three sporting fields:

Design of floodlighting

Supply of floodlighting infrastructure

Decommissioning of existing lighting infrastructure

Installation of floodlighting

Commissioning of the floodlighting project

Council asked the tenderers to price three scenarios based on the lump sum items listed above:

1.    Provide lighting to training level (50 lux) with all new infrastructure (incl. poles)

2.    Provide lighting to amateur grade competition level (100lux) with all new infrastructure ((incl. poles)

3.    Provide lighting to training level (50 lux) with new infrastructure except poles (utilise existing poles).

Council placed a tight timeframe on delivery (May 31, 2019) to enable floodlights to be operational for the 2019 training/competitive season.

Only one tender was received although there were 23 interested parties that had downloaded the RFT and related Addendum.

Two sites (Tathra and Barclay Street) have been funded (wholly and/or partly) under the Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCC) (Round 2) under the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.

The Wolumla site was included in the request for tender as a proposal from Wolumla Soccer Club as an alternative project to the SCC funded project, which included renovations to the pavilion building. The proposal included that the pavilion renovation project be arranged and completed through in-kind contributions coordinated by the soccer club. However, to move forward with the floodlighting as an alternate project would require in principle agreement from the site committee.

Options

Options for this RFT are as follows:

1.    Council funds the shortfall in our existing budgets especially for installation of lighting for Wolumla Recreation Ground, Wolumla and Barclay Street, Eden.

2.    Accept the RFT price as is outlined in scenario 3 listed above (provide lighting to training level (50 lux) with new infrastructure except poles (existing poles to be used where they have been deemed safe).

3.    Reject the sole tenderer’s price and negotiate with this tenderer on all three prices submitted

4.    If consensus is note reached on any of the three lump sum prices, seek further quotations for each of the sportsground through a separate Request for Quotation (RFQ) process.

Community Engagement

Consultation undertaken

Council officers have liaised with each of the three sporting groups to discuss their needs and the timing for installation of this infrastructure. 

Financial and resource considerations

Table 1 below provides details of the budget and key cost items of the delivery of this project.

Notes:

·    Lawrence Park, Tathra – price used for the SCCF R2 submission ($184,000) was predicated on providing 4 new poles (steel) to training level illumination (50 lux).  The remainder of the allocation is for relocation and upgrade of the playground which was another item in the SCC funding application.

·    Wolumla Recreation Ground – the figure of $85,000 indicating theis component of the project budget was provided by the Wolumla Soccer Club.  The initial scope of the project funding was to refurbish the pavilion and kiosk but, on reflection, the Soccer Club would like to invest in floodlighting in lieu of the refurbishment works, subject to in principle support of the site committee.

·    Barclay Street, Eden – the figure of $91,295 was submitted as part of the SCCF R2 submission.  This in essence, was the lowest figure that would allow funding dollars to be spread across the other asset upgrades required at the site, being the pavilion upgrade, shelters, car-parking and pathway connection.

 

Lawrence Park, Tathra

Wolumla Recreation Ground, Wolumla

Barclay Street, Eden (AFL/Cricket Ground)

Total Amounts

Total SCCF R2 Funding amount

$140,000

$110,690

$653,948

$904,638

BVSC Contribution

$127,525

$-

$165,000

$292,525

Floodlight component of project budget

$184,000

$85,000

$91,295

$360,295

As Council is aware there is currently a Recreation Facilities Special Rate Variation (SRV) in place which is able to be utilised for renewal requirements for recreation assets identified in Council’s Recreation Asset Management plan. Lighting at each of the sites identified above is included in the asset management plans and supplementary funding to deliver the lighting projects without compromising other aspects of each of the projects at each site could be considered. Staff are currently preparing a draft budget for consideration for the 2019/20 which includes a component of the SRV that was intended to be utilised as leverage funding for grants which may be considered an option to fund a potential budget shortfall.

Legal /Policy

The tender process conducted for RFT 77/18 complies with the Local Government Act 1993 and the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

This funding aligns with BVSC’s Recreation Asset Management Plan (RAMP 2017) Renewal Program.  It is this information that informed our funding submission under the Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 2 funding submission.

Environmental / Sustainability

The RFT asked for the installation of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting.  LED is a preferred option to improve on Council’s overall sustainability objectives as LED lighting costs less to operate and has a longer operational life, however initial purchase costs are increased, and this is reflected in the pricing.

Economic

As per the above relating to cost savings, the provision of better lighting will enable the community to utilise the fields for other events which will benefit the community economically. 

An example of this is the potential to host the opening night of the Whale Festival in Eden at the Barclay Street Sportsground, Eden.

Risk

The risk is that we do not have enough funds to deliver these projects.  This risk is small, but it emphasises the need to work within budget and to continue to engage with the sporting groups (within each committee) to ensure that the SCCF R2 funds are being expended as to their expectations and to achieve outcomes at the sites for the community.

Social / Cultural

The development of floodlighting for these three sporting fields will substantially improve the quality of training able to undertake at each of the three sporting fields and increase opportunities for evening use.

 

Attachments

1.          RFT 76_18_Budgeted Amount Vs Tendered Prices and Evaluation Summary Scoresheet (Councillor Only)

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.5

 

12.5. Rural Village Playground Upgrades - Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 1     

 

This Report contains a summary of the public consultation process that has led to the development of four Final Concept Plans for Rural Village Playground Upgrades for: Apex Park, Cobargo; Bicentennial Park, Bemboka; Memorial Park, Wyndham; and Ray Whyman Reserve/Tathra Lions Park, Mogareeka. 

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.      That Council endorse the outcomes of the completed community consultation process culminating in the preparation of four final Concept Plans for Rural Village Playground Upgrades at: Cobargo Apex Park, Bemboka Bicentennial Park, Wyndham Memorial Park, and Ray Whyman Reserve/Tathra Lions Park at Mogareeka.

2.      That Council notes the General Manager or their delegate will enter into negotiations with the previously selected preferred playground supplier (Moduplay) with a view to entering into a contract for play equipment at each site in relation to the subject matter of RFQ 8/18 - Supply and Install of Rural Village Playgrounds previously undertaken.

 

Executive Summary

Council, in collaboration with the appointed playground provider, Moduplay, developed four draft rural village playground renewal plans for the following parkland areas:

·    Bicentennial Park, Bemboka

·    Apex Park, Cobargo

·    Ray Whyman Reserve/Tathra Lions Park, Mogareeka, and

·    Memorial Park, Wyndham. 

The Plans were presented for public consultation to gain feedback on the designs, this included:

·    A presentation to each of the Public Schools;

·    A community drop-in session at each playground; and

·    “Have Your Say” page on Council’s website.

Council officers have also used the recently developed Everyone Can Play - Playspace Guidelines developed by the NSW Office of Openspace and Parklands.  In each case, inclusivity has been maximised by planning for improved access pathways, inclusion of all access picnic tables and the identification of play equipment that can be utilised by users of varying play ability.  

These Plans take a whole of site approach to planning for asset renewals and improvements at the sites and identify the current and future needs of the community and visitors. This is an important aspect of the Everyone Can Play Guidelines.

Various parkland renewal and/or upgrades have been included in these Plans where these works have been deemed necessary.  These works include: development of new access pathways and the extension of existing pathways; installation of park furniture and services (BBQ, shelters, picnic tables, bench seats, bubblers etc); fencing (installation and/or repair); and landscaping. 

Draft designs for play equipment and simple playground layout (3 options for each site) were initially prepared by Moduplay who were selected through a request for quotation process.  The layouts were presented for public exhibition on Council’s website, ‘Have Your Say’.  The purpose of the draft designs was to the give the consultation a starting point. These options were also put to a vote by school children at Cobargo, Bemboka and Wyndham Public Schools.  Onsite public meetings at each of the 4 sites were also conducted during the exhibition period which ran for four weeks and closed on 30 November 2018.

The Ray Whyman Reserve site at Mogareeka was an exception in that only 1 option (resistant to flood damage) was provided here, with two more options, one featuring a ‘pirate ship’, to be provided at the Tathra Lions Park on the south side of the Bega River.   The reasoning behind this was that there had been some previously expressed community support for the reinstatement of the ‘pirate ship’ which was damaged at the Ray Whyman park site during the East Coast Low storm event in June 2016. The damaged ‘pirate ship’ was later removed.  Noting the flood risk, it was not appropriate to reinstall this type of equipment at the Ray Whyman Reserve given the likelihood it would be damaged during the next major storm event at this site.  The Tathra Lions Park site provided a safer location for the ‘pirate ship’ and an option for the public to have it reinstated in the general Mogareeka area.

Following the consideration of the ‘Have Your Say’ survey, public submissions and public meetings, the plans were substantially altered for three of the four sites (i.e. Cobargo, Bemboka and Wyndham).   The budget for play equipment was increased to maximise the level of desirability and play ability of the four playgrounds and their accessibility to the general public.

Council officers have worked with communities to achieve the best result for each park/playground design to satisfy community preferences and aspirations within tight budget constraints. There were some differing opinions and views expressed during the consultation, with the consultation processes developing balanced outcomes making improvements to play equipment, accessibility, park furniture and feature and landscaping. Each group of community stakeholders for the four parks has provided their support for the final concept plans attached to this report.

Background

Council was successful in securing funding under the Stronger Country Communities Fund Round 1 in April 2018 for the upgrade of four Rural Village Playground Upgrades.  A Funding Deed was signed and executed in June 2018. 

The four playground sites (parkland locations) were determined from undertaking a review of Council’s Recreation Asset Management Plan (Asset Register) – RAMP 2017 asset renewal program. 

A Request for Quotation (RFQ) process to select a preferred playground supplier (RFQ 48/18 - Supply and Install of Rural Village Playgrounds) commenced in July 2018 with a preferred supplier chosen from a competitive list of contractors. Moduplay were chosen as the preferred playground supplier with a total combined price of $117,114 on the original layout concepts. 

Community Engagement

Consultation undertaken

Council's ‘Have Your Say’ web page was used to undertake an online consultation program. A link to the page was distributed to the stakeholders who provided letters of support during the funding submission phase. The consultation ran for four weeks.

The online consultation included a brief overview of each project.  A final question asked the recipient to select a preference from the playground options provided by Moduplay for each of the four playground sites.

During the four week period of the online survey, further consultation was conducted with the school children at the Cobargo, Bemboka and Wyndham Primary Schools.  The children were shown the three options for each site and the equipment was explained to them.  The children were then asked to vote for their preferred playground option.  Tathra Primary School and the Tathra Preschool were contacted but were unable to make the community consultation session.

Immediately following these school visits, onsite community meetings were held at each of the four parks for members of the public to attend.  A community representative was appointed for the Cobargo, Bemboka and Wyndham communities.  There has been one meeting at the Ray Whyman Reserve, three meetings with Bemboka Bicentennial Park and Wyndham Memorial Park stakeholders and five onsite meetings to date at the Cobargo Apex Park.

An overview of the consultation process completed for each site is attached to this report.

Discussion on Arrival at Final Concept Plans

Following the formal consultation process and feedback described above, a number of further onsite meetings were held with the Cobargo, Bemboka and Wyndham stakeholder groups to discuss issues arising and to reach agreement on preferred play equipment and parkland renewal upgrades.

Common Themes

There were a number of common themes for all or most sites.  These were:

Inclusion of Toilet Block:  Provision of a public amenities building was raised at Apex Park, Cobargo and Bicentennial Park, Bemboka.  It was explained this provision was outside the scope of the project and if the community wanted to investigate this option, they would need to have this considered through a Community Project Proposal.  This was generally accepted. 

Given that Memorial Park, Wyndham has toilet facilities opposite this park as well as at the nearby Wyndham Sportsground, the provision of a public amenities block was not an issue for the community other than Council agreeing to keep the public toilets open at the Sportsground building to prevent the community having to cross Gordon Street (Mount Darragh Road).  This has been agreed to.

Fencing/Safety:  Stakeholders were generally worried about children running on to busy roads from playgrounds. Fencing was the major issue at Wyndham Memorial Park.  It was agreed the Wyndham Memorial Park playground be fully fenced and the existing fence at Cobargo Apex Park be upgraded with three gates to be installed.  Safety concerns at Bemboka Bicentennial Park will be allayed by providing a ‘thick’ vegetative barrier along Hoskins Street adjacent to the playground.  At Mogareeka, the Tathra Lions Park and the Ray Whyman reserve the playgrounds are set back a fair distance from the Tathra - Bermagui Road and there is not such a safety issue there.

Playground Equipment: Following the first round of consultation both the Cobargo and Bemboka stakeholders were a bit underwhelmed with the quality and variety of play equipment displayed in the three options provided by Moduplay for each site.  There was some negative feedback from  Cobargo stakeholders claiming  that the new options were no better than the existing play equipment and provided no real ‘wow’ factor.  It was therefore decided to increase the budget for play equipment for each playground in order to achieve more diversity in activities and more ‘wow’ factor. 

Re-Use of Old Play Equipment:  There were a number of requests for the reuse (either private or public) of old play equipment to be removed from the playground sites at Cobargo and Wyndham.  It was explained to stakeholders that much of this play equipment no longer complies with current Standards and cannot be reinstalled without complying with these Standards.  Council’s Town Teams would rather the old equipment be stored at the Council Depots to be used as spare parts as required.  There is some scope for re-using some of the old swing sets from Bemboka and Cobargo.

Financial and resource considerations

Funding for the Rural Village Playgrounds Upgrade is detailed in the Table presented below.

Funding source

 

Amount

Stronger Country Communities Fund - Round 1

$

$300,705

Bega Valley Shire Council (FY 18/19 budget)

$

$110,000

 

$

$410,705

Legal /Policy

The tender process conducted for RFQ 48/18 complies with the Local Government Act 1993 and the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

Relevant Delivery Program 2017 – 2021 goals are:

Goal 2: We are an active, healthy community with access to good quality recreation and sporting facilities, and medical health care.

Goal 12: Our Council is financially sustainable and services and facilities meet community need.

2018/19 Operational Plan 

The project to deliver the funded Rural Village Playground Upgrades is included in the adopted 2018/19 Operational Plan.

Economic

Economic benefits are likely to flow from the Rural Village Playground Upgrades for each of the four respective rural communities. 

One considerable economic benefit will be in the wellbeing of the local community, particularly school aged children who will benefit the most from these playground and parkland upgrades.

Risk

There are few risks associated with the planning and delivery of this project.  The one risk that is considered very unlikely is that the projects exceed the planned budget.  Careful planning and consideration of the budget from the outset means this risk is unlikely to eventuate.

Social / Cultural

The delivery of this suite of works is likely to bring strong benefits to the community.  The community have invested a great deal into the planning and design of these playground/parkland upgrades through the various community consultation sessions as evidenced through the body of this report.

This consultation will help to bring about greater ownership of the playground/parkland area and, hopefully, greater enjoyment of these recreational spaces.

Options and Conclusion

As can be seen by the attached consultation report, there has been a significant amount of work done by Council officers in liaising and working with the community on discussing concepts and developing plans for each site. While there has been differing opinions, options and views expressed, these have been worked through with Council officers and the community representatives at each site. This evolved into balanced plans at each site which will provide improvements for many park users, from young children to older carers and greater use and enjoyment of these recreational spaces.  Noting it will be very difficult to satisfy all the differing suggestions, comments and feedback within the project and site constraints and the attached plans have general agreement of the site representative groups; it is recommended Council endorse the attached site concept plans and play equipment selections to enable the project to progress and see the works delivered. 

 

Attachments

1.          Community Consultation Summary_Rural Village Playgrounds (Councillor Only)

2.          Apex Park, Cobargo - Final Landscape Concept

3.          Apex Park, Cobargo - Final Playground Concept

4.          Bicentennial Park, Bemboka - Final Landscape Plan

5.          Bicentennial Park, Bemboka - Final Playground Concept

6.          Memorial Park, Wyndham - Final Landscape Plan

7.          Memorial Park, Wyndham - Final Playground Concept

8.          Lions Park, Mogareeka - Final Landscape Plan

9.          Lions Park, Mogareeka - Final Playground Concept

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.5 - Attachment 2

Apex Park, Cobargo - Final Landscape Concept

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.5 - Attachment 3

Apex Park, Cobargo - Final Playground Concept

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.5 - Attachment 4

Bicentennial Park, Bemboka - Final Landscape Plan

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.5 - Attachment 5

Bicentennial Park, Bemboka - Final Playground Concept

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.5 - Attachment 6

Memorial Park, Wyndham - Final Landscape Plan

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.5 - Attachment 7

Memorial Park, Wyndham - Final Playground Concept

 


 


 


 


 


 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.5 - Attachment 8

Lions Park, Mogareeka - Final Landscape Plan

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.5 - Attachment 9

Lions Park, Mogareeka - Final Playground Concept

 


 


 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.6

 

12.6. Bournda Environmental Education Centre Waste Education Proposal     

 

Council endorsement is being sought to provide financial assistance to the Bournda Environmental Education Centre (Bournda EEC) to increase the amount of waste education being delivered in local NSW State Government Primary and Secondary Schools.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

That Council endorse greater collaboration with and funding of the Bournda Environmental Education Centre to allow for additional waste education to be delivered to Schools throughout the Bega Valley.

 

Executive Summary

The Bournda Environmental Education Centre (Bournda EEC) is a NSW State School that operates out of premises within the Bournda National Park. Bournda EEC operates a facility for school field trips as well as undertaking classroom based environmental education within host schools throughout the region.

Council officers have been working with Bournda EEC to investigate the delivery of a syllabus led Waste Education Program across all NSW State Schools within the Bega Valley.

The Program, an adaptation of the successful ‘Working with Waste’ Program currently offered by the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO) , will compliment Council’s new Waste Strategy ‘Recycling the Future’.

The Program ‘Let’s get it Sorted’ will meet the Professional Learning Accreditation required to be undertaken by all teachers across NSW.  This will enhance the likelihood of take up by teachers, which is an important consideration. Bournda EEC teaching staff will deliver the Program. 

Background

Bournda EEC receives funding via the CRJO to provide a Working with Waste (WwW) Program to State Government Primary and High Schools across the Region.  The level of funding from the CRJO only allows Bournda EEC to deliver the WwW Program 1.5 days per week across the whole region.

WwW was created by Bournda EEC as a means of providing factual information to school aged children. The Program is offered to children in Stages 2, 3 and 4 and focuses on what, who and why.

The Program is robust but given the funding/resourcing constraints on the Bournda EEC/CRJO budget, there is usually only the opportunity for one school in the Bega Valley to participate in the Program annually. This proposal recommends Council supplement the CRJO funding to meet local waste education objectives in Bega Valley Schools over the next three years.

Council currently receives applications and provides funding by way of our Waste Community Grants Program to most Schools within our Shire on an annual basis.  The types of programs currently being funded include: Plastic Pollution Solutions; and the Waste to Resource Program.  While these Programs are worthwhile they are driven by the Schools and may not align well with our strategic objectives.  There should be a place for these Programs as an addition to a more structured Program that better aligns with the new Waste Strategy – “Recycling the Future”.

“Recycling the Future” identifies waste education as a necessary component to support the success of the Strategy. Collaboration with Bournda EEC enables Council to address an aspect of the Strategy effectively with minimal additional resourcing burden.

The proposed Program “Let’s get it Sorted” would include additional components to the WwW Program, they include:

·    Additional waste audits to be conducted to show improved diversion rates,

·    Student / teacher support to create an action plan,

·    An opportunity for students to share and celebrate their success as a group,

·    Additional support to teachers, who are the driving force behind the ongoing success of the program,

·    Provision of recycling and green waste bins to Schools,

·    A tour of both the Central Waste Facility (CWF) and Merimbula Organics Facility

Options

Given the need to deliver education that meets syllabus outcomes and supports Professional Learning Accreditation, the School based education Program would need to be delivered by a qualified teacher.  Council could create a Full time Equivalent (FTE) for the position, however given Bournda EECs expertise in providing effective school based waste education, the preferred option is to support and develop Bournda EECs activities in this regard.

Community Engagement

Consultation undertaken

During the development of “Recycling the Future”, waste education was discussed in detail by the Waste Strategy Working Group. One of the key initiatives in the adopted Strategy was development of a Community Waste and Education Program.  Schools were identified as a key target area, it was agreed Council would focus on ‘Working with Bournda EEC to deliver in-school waste education’ (BVSC Waste Strategy p.22).

Bournda EEC only provides for Government Schools based on current arrangements; however there is scope to consider non-state schools if Council is providing funding. Council will continue to engage with the waste education needs of Independent Schools in the Bega Valley on a case by case basis via the Waste Community Assistance Programme.

Financial and resource considerations

It is proposed Council would enter into a Funding Agreement with Bournda EEC. The option is estimated in the following table. 

Delivery of 3-year program

BVSC Contribution

BEEC Contribution

Cost for program for 5 schools per annum with each school program including:

3 days face to face teaching – 2 x waste audit and site tour per school

Celebration event at BEEC

3 days planning, preparation and admin

Teacher workshop at school

Resource materials

Support in implementing action plan

$33,000 annually

$7,550

annually

Funding source

 

Amount

Waste Fund

$

 100,000 (over 3 yrs)

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

Council’s Strategy “Recycling the Future” aligns with Council’s Community Strategic Plan (CSP) and the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2014-21.

 

Attachments

Nil

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.7

 

12.7. Land Divestment Options - Lot 7 DP 735877 & Lots 8 & 9 DP 1103241 Auckland Street, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that was considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 7 DP 735877 and Lots 8 and 9 DP 1103241 at Auckland Street in Bega for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcels should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcels have been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and are not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land, a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcels should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 7 DP 735877 and Lots 8 and 9 DP 1103241 at Auckland Street in Bega for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 7 DP 735877 and Lots 8 and 9 DP 1103241 at Auckland Street in Bega and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as these have been determined as not suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcels of land included in this Report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcels have been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and are not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have been determined not suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting the above mentioned land parcels have been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 7 DP 735877 and Lots 8-9 DP 1103241 Auckland Street Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.7 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 7 DP 735877 and Lots 8-9 DP 1103241 Auckland Street Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.8

 

12.8. Land Divestment Options - Lot 1 DP 995527 Newtown Road, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that was considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 1 DP 995527 at Newtown Road in Bega for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report, to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land, a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 1 DP 995527 at Newtown Road in Bega for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 1 DP 995527 at Newtown Road in Bega and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as these ones have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel have been determined by staff as having some value to Council now or into the future and are not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 1 DP 995527 Newtown Road Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.8 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 1 DP 995527 Newtown Road Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.9

 

12.9. Land Divestment Options - Lot 11 - 12 Sec 4 DP 906 Rawlinson Street, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that was considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lots 11 – 12 Sec 4 DP 906 Rawlinson Street in Bega for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcels should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019 when considering the Land Divestment Options Report, to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcels have been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and are not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land, a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcels should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lots 11 – 12 Sec 4 DP 906 Rawlinson Street in Bega for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lots 11 – 12 Sec 4 DP 906 Rawlinson Street in Bega and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently a number of land parcels such as these ones have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcels of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcels have been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and are not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcels have been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 11-12 Sec 4 DP 906 Rawlinson Street Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.9 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 11-12 Sec 4 DP 906 Rawlinson Street Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.10

 

12.10.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 4 DP 594349 Fairview Street, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 4 DP 594349 Fairview Street in Bega for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 4 DP 594349 Fairview Street in Bega for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 4 DP 594349 Fairview Street in Bega and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one has not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 4 DP 594349 Fairview Street Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.10 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 4 DP 594349 Fairview Street Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.11

 

12.11.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 35 DP 20943 Watson Street, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that was considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached vacant land review sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 35 DP 20943 Watson Street in Bega for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined that the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the land divestment options report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached vacant land review sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant departments within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined that the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 35 DP 20943 Watson Street in Bega for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 35 DP 20943 Watson Street in Bega and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as these ones have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended that the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcels have been determined by staff as having some value to Council now or into the future and are not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in non-public attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 35 DP 20943 Watson Street Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.11 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 35 DP 20943 Watson Street Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.12

 

12.12.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 404 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that was considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Seet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 404 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent in Bega for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land, a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 404 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent in Bega for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 404 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent in Bega and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as these ones have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel have been determined by staff as having some value to Council now or into the future and are not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in non-public attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 404 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.12 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 404 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.13

 

12.13.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 402 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that was considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcel this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 402 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent in Bega for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land, a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 402 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent in Bega for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 402 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent in Bega and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel have been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and are not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 402 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.13 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 402 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.14

 

12.14.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 403 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that was considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 403 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent in Bega for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 403 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent in Bega for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 403 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent in Bega and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 403 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.14 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 403 DP 1223882 Taronga Crescent Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.15

 

12.15.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 13 DP 813625 Taronga Crescent, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that was considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 13 DP 813625 Taronga Crescent in Bega for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 13 DP 813625 Taronga Crescent in Bega for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 13 DP 813625 Taronga Crescent in Bega and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one has not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 13 DP 813625 Taronga Crescent Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.15 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 13 DP 813625 Taronga Crescent Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.16

 

12.16.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 282 DP 750190 Kerrisons Lane, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that was considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 282 DP 750190 Kerrisons Lane in Bega for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 282 DP 750190 Kerrisons Lane in Bega for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 282 DP 750190 Kerrisons Lane in Bega and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one has not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 282 DP 750190 Kerrisons Lane Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.16 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 282 DP 750190 Kerrisons Lane Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.17

 

12.17.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 420 DP 874393 Kerrisons Lane, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 420 DP 874393 Kerrisons Lane in Bega for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the land divestment options report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 420 DP 874393 Kerrisons Lane in Bega for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 420 DP 874393 Kerrisons Lane in Bega and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one has not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 420 DP 874393 Kerrisons Lane Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.17 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 420 DP 874393 Kerrisons Lane Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.18

 

12.18.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 110 DP 750203 Bemboka Street, Bemboka     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 110 DP 750203 Bemboka Street in Bemboka for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 110 DP 750203 Bemboka Street in Bemboka for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 110 DP 750203 Bemboka Street in Bemboka and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one has not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 110 DP 750203 Bemboka Street Bemboka

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.18 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 110 DP 750203 Bemboka Street Bemboka

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.19

 

12.19.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 11 DP 659171 Princes Highway, Cobargo     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcel that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 11 DP 659171 Princes Highway in Cobargo for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 11 DP 659171 Princes Highway in Cobargo for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 11 DP 659171 Princes Highway in Cobargo and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one has not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 11 DP 659171 Princes Highway Cobargo

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.19 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 11 DP 659171 Princes Highway Cobargo

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.20

 

12.20.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 19 Sec 7 DP 485 Tarlinton Street, Cobargo     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 19 Sec 7 DP 485 Tarlinton Street in Cobargo for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 19 Sec 7 DP 485 Tarlinton Street in Cobargo for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 19 Sec 7 DP 485 Tarlinton Street in Cobargo and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one has not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and are not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 19 Sec 7 DP 485 Tarlinton Street Cobargo

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.20 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 19 Sec 7 DP 485 Tarlinton Street Cobargo

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.21

 

12.21.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 22 DP 1182768 Princes Highway, Cobargo     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 22 DP 1182768 Princes Highway in Cobargo for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 22 DP 1182768 Princes Highway in Cobargo for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 22 DP 1182768 Princes Highway in Cobargo and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one has not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 22 DP 1182768 Princes Highway Cobargo

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.21 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 22 DP 1182768 Princes Highway Cobargo

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.22

 

12.22.       Land Divestment Options - Lot B DP 157709 Flora Street, Eden     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcel that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot B DP 157709 Flora Street in Eden for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot B DP 157709 Flora Street in Eden for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot B DP 157709 Flora Street in Eden and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one has not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot B DP 157709 Flora Street Eden

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.22 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot B DP 157709 Flora Street Eden

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.23

 

12.23.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 741 DP 1013100 Corner of Tathra Road and Sapphire Coast Drive, Kalaru     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 741 DP 1013100 on the corner of Tathra Road and Sapphire Coast Drive in Kalaru for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant :and Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 741 DP 1013100 on the corner of Tathra Road and Sapphire Coast Drive in Kalaru for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 741 DP 1013100 on the corner of Tathra Road and Sapphire Coast Drive in Kalaru and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one has not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 741 DP 1013100 Corner Tathra Road & Sapphire Coast Drive Kalaru

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.23 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 741 DP 1013100 Corner Tathra Road & Sapphire Coast Drive Kalaru

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.24

 

12.24.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 740 DP 1013100 Corner of Tathra Road and Sapphire Coast Drive, Kalaru     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 740 DP 1013100 on the corner of Tathra Road and Sapphire Coast Drive in Kalaru for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 740 DP 1013100 on the corner of Tathra Road and Sapphire Coast Drive in Kalaru for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 740 DP 1013100 on the corner of Tathra Road and Sapphire Coast Drive in Kalaru and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one has not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 740 DP 1013100 Corner Tathra Road & Sapphire Coast Drive Kalaru

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.24 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 740 DP 1013100 Corner Tathra Road & Sapphire Coast Drive Kalaru

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.25

 

12.25.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 102 DP 1201186 Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 102 DP 1201186 Arthur Kaine Drive in Merimbula for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 102 DP 1201186 Arthur Kaine Drive in Merimbula for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 102 DP 1201186 Arthur Kaine Drive in Merimbula and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as these ones have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 102 DP 1201186 Arthur Kaine Drive Merimbula

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.25 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 102 DP 1201186 Arthur Kaine Drive Merimbula

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.26

 

12.26.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 120 DP 847899 Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 120 DP 847899 Arthur Kaine Drive in Merimbula for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 120 DP 847899 Arthur Kaine Drive in Merimbula for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 120 DP 847899 Arthur Kaine Drive in Merimbula and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one has not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 120 DP 847899 Arthur Kaine Drive Merimbula

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.26 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 120 DP 847899 Arthur Kaine Drive Merimbula

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.27

 

12.27.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 2 DP 549112 Arthur Kaine Drive, Merimbula     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 2 DP 549112 Arthur Kaine Drive in Merimbula for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant departments within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 2 DP 549112 Arthur Kaine Drive in Merimbula for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 2 DP 549112 Arthur Kaine Drive in Merimbula and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one has not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 2 DP 549112 Arthur Kaine Drive Merimbula

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.27 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 2 DP 549112 Arthur Kaine Drive Merimbula

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.28

 

12.28.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 1 DP 403324 Corner of Park & Reid Streets, Merimbula     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 1 DP 403324 on the Corner of Park and Reid Streets in Merimbula for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 1 DP 403324 on the Corner of Park and Reid Streets in Merimbula for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 1 DP 403324 on the Corner of Park and Reid Streets in Merimbula and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as these ones have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 1 DP 403324 Corner of Park & Reid Streets Merimbula

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.28 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 1 DP 403324 Corner of Park & Reid Streets Merimbula

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.29

 

12.29.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 14 DP 252400 Park Street, Merimbula     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 14 DP 252400 Park Street in Merimbula for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 14 DP 252400 Park Street in Merimbula for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 14 DP 252400 Park Street in Merimbula and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as this one has not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and are not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 14 DP 252400 Park Street Merimbula

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.29 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 14 DP 252400 Park Street Merimbula

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.30

 

12.30.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 7 DP 1067346 (3 parts) George Street, South Pambula     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 7 DP 1067346 George Street in South Pambula for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 7 DP 1067346 George Street in South Pambula for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 7 DP 1067346 George Street in South Pambula and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as these ones have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestment Options Lot 7 DP 1067346 (3 parts) George Street South Pambula

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.30 - Attachment 1

Land Divestment Options Lot 7 DP 1067346 (3 parts) George Street South Pambula

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.31

 

12.31.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 90 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road, Pambula Beach     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 90 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road in Pambula Beach for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 90 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road in Pambula Beach for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 90 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road in Pambula Beach and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as these ones have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended that the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestment Options Lot 90 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road Pambula Beach

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.31 - Attachment 1

Land Divestment Options Lot 90 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road Pambula Beach

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.32

 

12.32.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 60 DP 224960 Culgoa Crescent, Pambula Beach     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 60 DP 224960 Culgoa Crescent in Pambula Beach for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 60 DP 224960 Culgoa Crescent in Pambula Beach for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 60 DP 224960 Culgoa Crescent in Pambula Beach and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as these ones have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestment Options Lot 60 DP 224960 Culgoa Crescent Pambula Beach

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.32 - Attachment 1

Land Divestment Options Lot 60 DP 224960 Culgoa Crescent Pambula Beach

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.33

 

12.33.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 67 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road, Pambula Beach     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 67 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road in Pambula Beach for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined that the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 67 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road in Pambula Beach for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 67 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road in Pambula Beach and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as these ones have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended that the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestment Options Lot 67 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road Pambula Beach

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.33 - Attachment 1

Land Divestment Options Lot 67 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road Pambula Beach

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.34

 

12.34.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 94 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road, Pambula Beach     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 94 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road in Pambula Beach for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 94 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road in Pambula Beach for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 94 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road in Pambula Beach and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as these ones have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended that the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestment Options Lot 94 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road Pambula Beach

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.34 - Attachment 1

Land Divestment Options Lot 94 DP 224960 Pambula Beach Road Pambula Beach

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.35

 

12.35.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 351 DP 711224 Sapphire Coast Drive, Tura Beach     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lot 351 DP 711224 Sapphire Coast Drive in Tura Beach for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 351 DP 711224 Sapphire Coast Drive in Tura Beach for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 351 DP 711224 Sapphire Coast Drive in Tura Beach and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as these ones have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended that the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and is not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestment Options Lot 351 DP 711224 Sapphire Coast Drive Tura Beach

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.35 - Attachment 1

Land Divestment Options Lot 351 DP 711224 Sapphire Coast Drive Tura Beach

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.36

 

12.36.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 17 (2 parts) & Lot 18 DP 1247734 Monaro Street Pambula     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lots 17 & 18 DP 1247734 Monaro Street in Pambula for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcels should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached vacant land review sheet, the above-mentioned land parcels have been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and are not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcels should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lots 17 & 18 DP 1247734 Monaro Street in Pambula for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lots 17 & 18 DP 1247734 Monaro Street in Pambula and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as these ones have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcels of land included in this report it is recommended that the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcels have been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and are not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcels have been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestment Options Lot 17 (2 parts) & Lot 18 DP 1247734 Monaro Street Pambula

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.36 - Attachment 1

Land Divestment Options Lot 17 (2 parts) & Lot 18 DP 1247734 Monaro Street Pambula

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.37

 

12.37.       Land Divestment Options - Lots 2 - 4 DP 737035 Yowrie Road, Yowrie     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council retain ownership of Lots 2 - 4 DP 737035 Yowrie Road in Yowrie for Council’s future requirements.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcels should be retained for future requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached vacant land review sheet, the above-mentioned land parcels have been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and are not recommended for divestment at this time.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcels should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lots 2 - 4 DP 737035 Yowrie Road in Yowrie for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lots 2 - 4 DP 737035 Yowrie Road in Yowrie and resolve accordingly.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as these ones have not been determined suitable for divestment.

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcels of land included in this report it is recommended that the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcels have been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and are not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcels have been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestment Options Lot 2 - 4 DP 737035 Yowrie Road Yowrie

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.37 - Attachment 1

Land Divestment Options Lot 2 - 4 DP 737035 Yowrie Road Yowrie

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.38

 

12.38.       Land Divestment Options - Lots 9 - 12 Sec 1 DP 1085 Park Street, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that may be available for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet including details on individual land parcels this report relates to.

2.    That Council appoint a registered Valuer by competitive quotation process to provide Bega Valley Shire Council with a formal market valuation for Lots 9 – 12 Sec 1 DP 1085 at Park Street, Bega.

3.    That Council appoint a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by competitive quotation process to represent Bega Valley Shire Council’s interests in divesting of Lots 9 – 12 Sec 1 DP 1085 at Park Street, Bega by public auction, private treaty or expression of interest.

4.    That Council delegate authority to the General Manager to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent upon completion of the competitive quotation process for the marketing, sale negotiation and transactional settlement for the above mentioned land parcels.

5.    That all offers be brought back to Councillors for final Resolution.

 

Executive Summary

A Resolution of Council is being sought to appoint a registered Valuer and suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by a competitive quotation process to represent Council’s interests in divesting of the above-mentioned land parcels which has been determined by Council officers to be surplus to Council’s requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options report, to defer the item for individual locations to be presented as separate reports for resolution.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcels are identified for divestment and capable of being sold on the open market.

To ensure Council maintains transparency and receives best value for its land, it is recommended that  a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent be appointed through an open quotation process in accordance with Council’s Purchasing Procedure 6.08.1.  In accordance with section 55(3)(d) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (LG Act) Council is exempt from conducting a formal tender process for the sale of vacant land.

It is proposed the sales strategy for each land parcel be by a competitive process involving public auction, private treaty or expression of interest as recommended by Council’s appointed Real Estate Agent.  Council can however approve a non-competitive process of disposal such as direct negotiations, subject to clearly documented reasons.  This may be useful in circumstances where land is not able to be sold in isolation on the open market (such as undersized lots, boundary adjustments etc.) and the only potential purchasers are adjoining owners.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, at least one formal market valuation undertaken by a valuer registered to value such property is required to be commissioned, prior to all property disposals.  Two valuations may be required when the value of the property is likely to exceed $1M and/or the process of disposal is not competitive.  Any offers received will be reported back to Council to authorise its Official Seal to be affixed to contract documents under the signature of the Mayor and General Manager.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Proceed with the divestment of Lots 9 – 12 Sec 1 DP 1085 at Park Street, Bega and resolve accordingly.

2.    Retain ownership of Lots 9 – 12 Sec 1 DP 1085 at Park Street, Bega for potential future requirements.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Consultation Planned

In consultation with Council officers, the successful Real Estate Agent will be required to develop a customised marketing and communication strategy to maximise the economic value of each land parcel and ensure marketing reaches all potential buyers.

It should be noted that if the recommendation in this report is adopted it would mean the public would be aware of Council’s intention to sell with the opportunity to make representations to Council prior to final divestment.

Financial and resource considerations

Divestment of the above mentioned surplus land parcels would require officer’s time and resources as well as the possible engagement of third parties and legal costs.  Current staff resourcing does not cater for this project. The cost of additional staff resourcing would potentially be greater than outsourcing to a real estate agent appointed through a competitive process.

Following completion of the proposed competitive quotation process, Council would be required to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent that details costs associated with the service of the Real Estate Agent.  All costs involved in the proposed divestment of surplus land parcels will be offset against the proceeds of any sale.

As identified, some of the land parcels to be considered are assets associated with restricted funds (e.g. water, sewer, developer contributions) and any future consideration on expenditure of sale proceeds should factor this in.

Legal /Policy

Under the LG Act, there is no restraint on Council’s ability to sell or otherwise dispose of land classified as Operational Land.  In accordance with Section 377(1)(h) of the LG Act, any decision to dispose of land must be made by Resolution of Council as the power to sell, exchange or surrender land cannot be delegated.  Section 45 of the LG Act prevents Council from selling, exchanging or otherwise disposing of Community Land.  Section 55 of the LG Act requires tenders to be called in certain circumstances.  However, it is not necessary to call tenders for the sale of land.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, all decisions and actions in relation to the disposal of land must have due regard to the following fundamental principles:

·    Best value for money – achieving “best value” may include financial, social and environmental benefits;

·    Transparency – processes must be open to scrutiny and provide full information and record the reasons behind the decisions;

·    Accountability – demonstrate the best use of public resources and the highest level of performance through appropriate record keeping and audit trails;

·    Impartiality – address perceived or actual conflicts of interests.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the LG Act.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lots 9-12 Sec 1 DP 1085 Park Street Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.38 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lots 9-12 Sec 1 DP 1085 Park Street Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.39

 

12.39.       Land Divestment Options - Lots 9 - 12 Sec 2 DP 1085 Park Street, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that may be available for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet including detail on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council appoint a registered Valuer by competitive quotation process to provide Bega Valley Shire Council with a formal market valuation for Lots 9 – 12 Sec 2 DP 1085 at Park Street, Bega.

3.    That Council appoint a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by competitive quotation process to represent Bega Valley Shire Council’s interests in divesting of Lots 9 – 12 Sec 2 DP 1085 at Park Street, Bega by public auction, private treaty or expression of interest.

4.    That Council delegate authority to the General Manager to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent upon completion of the competitive quotation process for the marketing, sale negotiation and transactional settlement of the above mentioned land parcels.

5.    That all offers be brought back to Councillors for final Resolution.

 

Executive Summary

A Resolution of Council is being sought to appoint a registered Valuer and suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by a competitive quotation process to represent Council’s interests in divesting of the above-mentioned land parcels which has been determined by staff to be surplus to Council’s requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options report, to defer the item for individual locations to be presented as separate reports for resolution.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcels are identified for divestment and capable of being sold on the open market.

 To ensure Council maintains transparency and receives best value for its land, it is recommended a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent be appointed through an open quotation process in accordance with Council’s Purchasing Procedure 6.08.1.  In accordance with section 55(3)(d) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (LG Act) Council is exempt from conducting a formal tender process for the sale of vacant land.

It is proposed the sales strategy for each land parcel be by a competitive process involving public auction, private treaty or expression of interest as recommended by Council’s appointed Real Estate Agent.  Council can however approve a non-competitive process of disposal such as direct negotiations, subject to clearly documented reasons.  This may be useful in circumstances where land is not able to be sold in isolation on the open market (such as undersized lots, boundary adjustments etc.) and the only potential purchasers are adjoining owners.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, at least one formal market valuation undertaken by a valuer registered to value such property is required to be commissioned, prior to all property disposals.  Two valuations may be required when the value of the property is likely to exceed $1M and/or the process of disposal is not competitive.  Any offers received will be reported back to Council to authorise its Official Seal to be affixed to contract documents under the signature of the Mayor and General Manager.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Proceed with the divestment of Lots 9 – 12 Sec 2 DP 1085 at Park Street, Bega and resolve accordingly.

2.    Retain ownership of Lots 9 – 12 Sec 2 DP 1085 at Park Street, Bega for potential future requirements.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Consultation Planned

In consultation with Council officers, the successful Real Estate Agent will be required to develop a customised marketing and communication strategy to maximise the economic value of each land parcel and ensure marketing reaches all potential buyers.

It should be noted if the recommendation in this report is adopted it would mean the public would be aware of Council’s intention to sell with the opportunity to make representations to Council prior to final divestment.

Financial and resource considerations

Divestment of the above mentioned surplus land parcels would require officer’s time and resources as well as the possible engagement of third parties and legal costs.  Current staff resourcing does not cater for this project. The cost of additional staff resourcing would potentially be greater than outsourcing to a real estate agent appointed through a competitive process.

Following completion of the proposed competitive quotation process, Council would be required to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent that details costs associated with the service of the Real Estate Agent.  All costs involved in the proposed divestment of surplus land parcels will be offset against the proceeds of any sale.

As identified, some of the land parcels to be considered are assets associated with restricted funds (e.g. water, sewer, developer contributions) and any future consideration on expenditure of sale proceeds should factor this in.

Legal /Policy

Under the LG Act, there is no restraint on Council’s ability to sell or otherwise dispose of land classified as Operational Land.  In accordance with Section 377(1)(h) of the LG Act, any decision to dispose of land must be made by Resolution of Council as the power to sell, exchange or surrender land cannot be delegated.  Section 45 of the LG Act prevents Council from selling, exchanging or otherwise disposing of Community Land.  Section 55 of the LG Act requires tenders to be called in certain circumstances.  However, it is not necessary to call tenders for the sale of land.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, all decisions and actions in relation to the disposal of land must have due regard to the following fundamental principles:

·    Best value for money – achieving “best value” may include financial, social and environmental benefits;

·    Transparency – processes must be open to scrutiny and provide full information and record the reasons behind the decisions;

·    Accountability – demonstrate the best use of public resources and the highest level of performance through appropriate record keeping and audit trails;

·    Impartiality – address perceived or actual conflicts of interests.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the LG Act.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lots 9-12 Sec 2 DP 1085 Park Street Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.39 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lots 9-12 Sec 2 DP 1085 Park Street Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.40

 

12.40.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 145 DP 623646 Clark Lane, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that may be available for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet including detail on individual land parcels this report relates to.

2.    That Council appoint a registered Valuer by competitive quotation process to provide Bega Valley Shire Council with a formal market valuation for Lot 145 DP 623646 at Clark Lane, Bega.

3.    That Council appoint a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by competitive quotation process to represent Bega Valley Shire Council’s interests in divesting of Lot 145 DP 623646 at Clark Lane, Bega by public auction, private treaty or expression of interest.

4.    That Council delegate authority to the General Manager to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent upon completion of the competitive quotation process for the marketing, sale negotiation and transactional settlement of the above mentioned land parcel.

5.    That all offers be brought back to Councillors for final Resolution.

 

Executive Summary

A Resolution of Council is being sought to appoint a registered Valuer and suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by a competitive quotation process to represent Council’s interests in divesting of the above-mentioned land parcel which has been determined by staff to be surplus to Council’s requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options report, to defer the item for individual locations to be presented as separate reports for resolution.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcels are identified for divestment and capable of being sold on the open market.

To ensure Council maintains transparency and receives best value for its land, it is recommended that a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent be appointed through an open quotation process in accordance with Council’s Purchasing Procedure 6.08.1.  In accordance with section 55(3)(d) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (LG Act) Council is exempt from conducting a formal tender process for the sale of vacant land.

It is proposed the sales strategy for each land parcel be by a competitive process involving public auction, private treaty or expression of interest as recommended by Council’s appointed Real Estate Agent.  Council can however approve a non-competitive process of disposal such as direct negotiations, subject to clearly documented reasons.  This may be useful in circumstances where land is not able to be sold in isolation on the open market (such as undersized lots, boundary adjustments etc.) and the only potential purchasers are adjoining owners.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, at least one formal market valuation undertaken by a valuer registered to value such property is required to be commissioned, prior to all property disposals.  Two valuations may be required when the value of the property is likely to exceed $1M and/or the process of disposal is not competitive.  Any offers received will be reported back to Council to authorise its Official Seal to be affixed to contract documents under the signature of the Mayor and General Manager.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 145 DP 623646 at Clark Lane, Bega and resolve accordingly.

2.    Retain ownership of Lot 145 DP 623646 at Clark Lane, Bega for potential future requirements.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Consultation Planned

In consultation with Council officers, the successful Real Estate Agent will be required to develop a customised marketing and communication strategy to maximise the economic value of each land parcel and ensure marketing reaches all potential buyers.

It should be noted if the recommendation in this report is adopted it would mean the public would be aware of Council’s intention to sell with the opportunity to make representations to Council prior to final divestment.

Financial and resource considerations

Divestment of the above mentioned surplus land parcels would require officer’s time and resources as well as the possible engagement of third parties and legal costs.  Current staff resourcing does not cater for this project. The cost of additional staff resourcing would potentially be greater than outsourcing to a real estate agent appointed through a competitive process.

Following completion of the proposed competitive quotation process, Council would be required to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent that details costs associated with the service of the Real Estate Agent.  All costs involved in the proposed divestment of surplus land parcels will be offset against the proceeds of any sale.

As identified, some of the land parcels to be considered are assets associated with restricted funds (e.g. water, sewer, developer contributions) and any future consideration on expenditure of sale proceeds should factor this in.

Legal /Policy

Under the LG Act, there is no restraint on Council’s ability to sell or otherwise dispose of land classified as Operational Land.  In accordance with Section 377(1)(h) of the LG Act, any decision to dispose of land must be made by Resolution of Council as the power to sell, exchange or surrender land cannot be delegated.  Section 45 of the LG Act prevents Council from selling, exchanging or otherwise disposing of community land.  Section 55 of the LG Act requires tenders to be called in certain circumstances.  However, it is not necessary to call tenders for the sale of land.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, all decisions and actions in relation to the disposal of land must have due regard to the following fundamental principles:

·    Best value for money – achieving “best value” may include financial, social and environmental benefits;

·    Transparency – processes must be open to scrutiny and provide full information and record the reasons behind the decisions;

·    Accountability – demonstrate the best use of public resources and the highest level of performance through appropriate record keeping and audit trails;

·    Impartiality – address perceived or actual conflicts of interests.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments.  The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 145 DP 623646 Clark Lane Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.40 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 145 DP 623646 Clark Lane Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.41

 

12.41.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 5 DP 843822 & Lot 16 DP 112193 Mecklenberg Street, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that may be available for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet including detail on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council appoint a registered Valuer by competitive quotation process to provide Bega Valley Shire Council with a formal market valuation for Lot 5 DP 843822 and Lot 16 DP 112193 at Mecklenberg Street, Bega.

3.    That Council appoint a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by competitive quotation process to represent Bega Valley Shire Council’s interests in divesting of Lot 5 DP 843822 & Lot 16 DP 112193 at Mecklenberg Street, Bega by public auction, private treaty or expression of interest.

4.    That Council delegate authority to the General Manager to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent upon completion of the competitive quotation process for the marketing, sale negotiation and transactional settlement of the above mentioned land parcels.

5.    That all offers be brought back to Councillors for final Resolution.

 

Executive Summary

A Resolution of Council is being sought to appoint a registered Valuer and suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by a competitive quotation process to represent Council’s interests in divesting of the above-mentioned land parcels which has been determined by officers to be surplus to Council’s requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options report, to defer the item for individual locations to be presented as separate reports for resolution.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcels are identified for divestment and capable of being sold on the open market.

To ensure Council maintains transparency and receives best value for its land, it is recommended a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent be appointed through an open quotation process in accordance with Council’s Purchasing Procedure 6.08.1.  In accordance with section 55(3)(d) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (LG Act) Council is exempt from conducting a formal tender process for the sale of vacant land.

It is proposed the sales strategy for each land parcel be by a competitive process involving public auction, private treaty or expression of interest as recommended by Council’s appointed Real Estate Agent.  Council can however approve a non-competitive process of disposal such as direct negotiations, subject to clearly documented reasons.  This may be useful in circumstances where land is not able to be sold in isolation on the open market (such as undersized lots, boundary adjustments etc.) and the only potential purchasers are adjoining owners.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, at least one formal market valuation undertaken by a valuer registered to value such property is required to be commissioned, prior to all property disposals.  Two valuations may be required when the value of the property is likely to exceed $1M and/or the process of disposal is not competitive.  Any offers received will be reported back to Council to authorise its Official Seal to be affixed to contract documents under the signature of the Mayor and General Manager.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 5 DP 843822 and Lot 16 DP 112193 at Mecklenberg Street, Bega and resolve accordingly.

2.    Retain ownership of Lot 5 DP 843822 and Lot 16 DP 112193 at Mecklenberg Street, Bega for potential future requirements.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Consultation Planned

In consultation with Council officers, the successful Real Estate Agent will be required to develop a customised marketing and communication strategy to maximise the economic value of each land parcel and ensure marketing reaches all potential buyers.

It should be noted if the recommendation in this report is adopted it would mean the public would be aware of Council’s intention to sell with the opportunity to make representations to Council prior to final divestment.

Financial and resource considerations

Divestment of the above mentioned surplus land parcels would require officer’s time and resources as well as the possible engagement of third parties and legal costs.  Current staff resourcing does not cater for this project. The cost of additional staff resourcing would potentially be greater than outsourcing to a real estate agent appointed through a competitive process.

 Following completion of the proposed competitive quotation process, Council would be required to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent that details costs associated with the service of the Real Estate Agent.  All costs involved in the proposed divestment of surplus land parcels will be offset against the proceeds of any sale.

As identified, some of the land parcels to be considered are assets associated with restricted funds (e.g. water, sewer, developer contributions) and any future consideration on expenditure of sale proceeds should factor this in.

Legal /Policy

Under the LG Act, there is no restraint on Council’s ability to sell or otherwise dispose of land classified as Operational Land.  In accordance with Section 377(1)(h) of the LG Act, any decision to dispose of land must be made by Resolution of Council as the power to sell, exchange or surrender land cannot be delegated.  Section 45 of the LG Act prevents Council from selling, exchanging or otherwise disposing of community land.  Section 55 of the LG Act requires tenders to be called in certain circumstances.  However, it is not necessary to call tenders for the sale of land.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, all decisions and actions in relation to the disposal of land must have due regard to the following fundamental principles:

·    Best value for money – achieving “best value” may include financial, social and environmental benefits;

·    Transparency – processes must be open to scrutiny and provide full information and record the reasons behind the decisions;

·    Accountability – demonstrate the best use of public resources and the highest level of performance through appropriate record keeping and audit trails;

·    Impartiality – address perceived or actual conflicts of interests.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 5 DP 843822 & Lot 16 DP 112193 Mecklenberg Street Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.41 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 5 DP 843822 & Lot 16 DP 112193 Mecklenberg Street Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.42

 

12.42.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 13 DP 1107310 & Lot 18 DP 255593 Corner of Mecklenberg Street and Minyama Parade, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that may be available for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet including detail on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council appoint a registered Valuer by competitive quotation process to provide Bega Valley Shire Council with a formal market valuation for Lot 13 DP 1107310 and Lot 18 DP 255593 on the corner of Mecklenberg Street and Minyama Parade, Bega.

3.    That Council appoint a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by competitive quotation process to represent Bega Valley Shire Council’s interests in divesting of Lot 13 DP 1107310 and Lot 18 DP 255593 on the corner of Mecklenberg Street and Minyama Parade, Bega by public auction, private treaty or expression of interest.

4.    That Council delegate authority to the General Manager to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent upon completion of the competitive quotation process for the marketing, sale negotiation and transactional settlement of the above mentioned land parcels.

5.    That all offers be brought back to Councillors for final Resolution.

 

Executive Summary

A Resolution of Council is being sought to appoint a registered Valuer and suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by a competitive quotation process to represent Council’s interests in divesting of the above-mentioned land parcels which has been determined by officers to be surplus to Council’s requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options report, to defer the item for individual locations to be presented as separate reports for resolution.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcels are identified for divestment and capable of being sold on the open market.

To ensure Council maintains transparency and receives best value for its land, it is recommended that a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent be appointed through an open quotation process in accordance with Council’s Purchasing Procedure 6.08.1.  In accordance with section 55(3)(d) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (LG Act) Council is exempt from conducting a formal tender process for the sale of vacant land.

It is proposed the sales strategy for each land parcel be by a competitive process involving public auction, private treaty or expression of interest as recommended by Council’s appointed Real Estate Agent.  Council can however approve a non-competitive process of disposal such as direct negotiations, subject to clearly documented reasons.  This may be useful in circumstances where land is not able to be sold in isolation on the open market (such as undersized lots, boundary adjustments etc.) and the only potential purchasers are adjoining owners.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, at least one formal market valuation undertaken by a valuer registered to value such property is required to be commissioned, prior to all property disposals.  Two valuations may be required when the value of the property is likely to exceed $1M and/or the process of disposal is not competitive.  Any offers received will be reported back to Council to authorise its Official Seal to be affixed to contract documents under the signature of the Mayor and General Manager.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 13 DP 1107310 and Lot 18 DP 255593 on the corner of Mecklenberg Street and Minyama Parade, Bega and resolve accordingly.

2.    Retain ownership of Lot 13 DP 1107310 and Lot 18 DP 255593 on the corner of Mecklenberg Street and Minyama Parade, Bega for potential future requirements.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Consultation Planned

In consultation with Council officers, the successful Real Estate Agent will be required to develop a customised marketing and communication strategy to maximise the economic value of each land parcel and ensure marketing reaches all potential buyers.

It should be noted if the recommendation in this report is adopted it would mean the public would be aware of Council’s intention to sell with the opportunity to make representations to Council prior to final divestment.

Financial and resource considerations

Divestment of the above mentioned surplus land parcels would require officer’s time and resources as well as the possible engagement of third parties and legal costs.  Current staff resourcing does not cater for this project. The cost of additional staff resourcing would potentially be greater than outsourcing to a real estate agent appointed through a competitive process.

Following completion of the proposed competitive quotation process, Council would be required to enter into a suitable agency agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent that details costs associated with the service of the Real Estate Agent.  All costs involved in the proposed divestment of surplus land parcels will be offset against the proceeds of any sale.

As identified, some of the land parcels to be considered are assets associated with restricted funds (e.g. water, sewer, developer contributions) and any future consideration on expenditure of sale proceeds should factor this in.

Legal /Policy

Under the LG Act, there is no restraint on Council’s ability to sell or otherwise dispose of land classified as Operational Land.  In accordance with Section 377(1)(h) of the LG Act, any decision to dispose of land must be made by Resolution of Council as the power to sell, exchange or surrender land cannot be delegated.  Section 45 of the LG Act prevents Council from selling, exchanging or otherwise disposing of community land.  Section 55 of the LG Act requires tenders to be called in certain circumstances.  However, it is not necessary to call tenders for the sale of land.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, all decisions and actions in relation to the disposal of land must have due regard to the following fundamental principles:

·    Best value for money – achieving “best value” may include financial, social and environmental benefits;

·    Transparency – processes must be open to scrutiny and provide full information and record the reasons behind the decisions;

·    Accountability – demonstrate the best use of public resources and the highest level of performance through appropriate record keeping and audit trails;

·    Impartiality – address perceived or actual conflicts of interests.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 13 DP 1107310 & Lot 18 DP 255593 Corner of Mecklenberg Street & Minyama Parade Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.42 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 13 DP 1107310 & Lot 18 DP 255593 Corner of Mecklenberg Street & Minyama Parade Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.43

 

12.43.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 2 DP 1090625 Alice Street, Merimbula     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that is considered for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet providing details on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council consider the recommendation in the confidential attachment to this report.

 

Executive Summary

Council officers have undertaken a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel may be viable for sale with certain restrictions relating to the sale imposed.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be represented in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers for Council’s future requirements and is not recommended for divestment at this time unless certain restrictions are accompanied by the sale.  In order to establish whether or not vacant land is deemed to be surplus land a process of consultation across relevant Directorates within Council was conducted.  A proposal relating to this site has also been received from an external party.

Included as a confidential attachment to this report (in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(d) of the Local Government Act 1993) is the proposal that has been received by Council in relation to this parcel of land. A confidential memo (considered confidential for the same reasons as above) is also attached in response to the proposal received.

A list of potential surplus land was identified in a report to Council’s Ordinary Meeting of 13 December 2017 (13.2 - Asset review- setting the framework for 2018/19 and into the refocus of the Long Term Financial Plan).  Following the Resolution of Council, officers undertook a review of Council’s vacant Operational Land portfolio and have determined the above mentioned land parcel should be retained for Council’s future requirements.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Retain ownership of Lot 2 DP 1090625 Alice Street in Merimbula for future requirements.

2.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 2 DP 1090625 Alice Street in Merimbula and resolve accordingly in line with the recommendations included in the confidential memo attached to this report.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Council consideration of input

Council officers have undertaken the attached review on undeveloped Operational Land and as part of the review; assessed each land parcel for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels such as these ones have not been determined suitable for divestment (or in this case unless certain restrictions are in place).

Should Council resolve to progress with divestment of the parcel of land included in this report it is recommended the same process be followed as for other parcels Council resolves to sell.

Financial and resource considerations

Gaining the best value from Council’s vacant land portfolio includes not only financial return.  Best value can vary depending on the unique attributes of each land parcel and Council officers have attempted to consider current and future service delivery requirements, the environmental, heritage and cultural value of each land parcel before recommending for possible divestment.

Legal /Policy

In accordance with Council’s Financial Strategy, Council may use existing land holdings to leverage investment or strategic outcomes.  Whilst this may include divesting of vacant Operational Land to generate returns and enable investment in infrastructure etc. it also means considering the significant natural environment and development potential of each land parcel prior to determining its suitability for divestment.  The above mentioned land parcel has been determined by officers as having some value to Council now or into the future and are not recommended for divestment at this time.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments. The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

Impacts on Strategic/Operational/Asset Management Plan/Risk

Strategic Alignment

The review of Council’s vacant land portfolio contributes to improving and streamlining Council’s asset management approach.

Environmental / Sustainability

As part of the review, each land parcel has been assessed for divestment suitability based on potential environmental, economic and community planning constraints.  Consequently, a number of land parcels have not been determined suitable for divestment, due to significant natural environment and heritage constraints and Council’s future requirement needs.

Risk

Risks associated with divesting of the above mentioned land parcel has been identified by Council officers as it is believed it may be of long term strategic benefit to hold the land in public hands for a range of reasons.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 2 DP 1090625 Alice Street Merimbula

2.          Confidential Memo Alice Street carpark purchase proposal (Councillor Only)

3.          2018.03.16 Letter from Merimbula RSL - Formal land submission - possible land exchange with Council (Councillor Only)

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.43 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 2 DP 1090625 Alice Street Merimbula

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.44

 

12.44.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 314 DP 1078628 Howard Avenue, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that may be available for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet including detail on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council appoint a registered Valuer by competitive quotation process to provide Bega Valley Shire Council with a formal market valuation for Lot 314 DP 1078628 Howard Avenue, Bega.

3.    That Council appoint a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by competitive quotation process to represent Bega Valley Shire Council’s interests in divesting of Lot 314 DP 1078628 Howard Avenue, Bega by public auction, private treaty or expression of interest.

4.    That Council delegate authority to the General Manager to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent upon completion of the competitive quotation process for the marketing, sale negotiation and transactional settlement of the above mentioned land parcels.

5.    That all offers be brought back to Councillors for final Resolution.

 

Executive Summary

A Resolution of Council is being sought to appoint a registered Valuer and suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by a competitive quotation process to represent Council’s interests in divesting of the above-mentioned land parcel which has been determined by officers to be surplus to Council’s requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel is identified for divestment and capable of being sold on the open market.

To ensure Council maintains transparency and receives best value for its land, it is recommended that a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent be appointed through an open quotation process in accordance with Council’s Purchasing Procedure 6.08.1.  In accordance with section 55(3)(d) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (LG Act) Council is exempt from conducting a formal tender process for the sale of vacant land.

It is proposed the sales strategy for each land parcel be by a competitive process involving public auction, private treaty or expression of interest as recommended by Council’s appointed Real Estate Agent.  Council can however approve a non-competitive process of disposal such as direct negotiations, subject to clearly documented reasons.  This may be useful in circumstances where land is not able to be sold in isolation on the open market (such as undersized lots, boundary adjustments etc.) and the only potential purchasers are adjoining owners.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, at least one formal market valuation undertaken by a valuer registered to value such property is required to be commissioned, prior to all property disposals.  Two valuations may be required when the value of the property is likely to exceed $1M and/or the process of disposal is not competitive.  Any offers received will be reported back to Council to authorise its Official Seal to be affixed to contract documents under the signature of the Mayor and General Manager.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 314 DP 1078628 Howard Avenue, Bega and resolve accordingly.

2.    Retain ownership of Lot 314 DP 1078628 Howard Avenue, Bega for potential future requirements.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Consultation Planned

In consultation with Council officers, the successful Real Estate Agent will be required to develop a customised marketing and communication strategy to maximise the economic value of each land parcel and ensure marketing reaches all potential buyers.

It should be noted if the recommendation in this report is adopted it would mean the public would be aware of Council’s intention to sell with the opportunity to make representations to Council prior to final divestment.

Financial and resource considerations

Divestment of the above mentioned surplus land parcels would require officer’s time and resources as well as the possible engagement of third parties and legal costs.  Current staff resourcing does not cater for this project. The cost of additional staff resourcing would potentially be greater than outsourcing to a real estate agent appointed through a competitive process.

Following completion of the proposed competitive quotation process, Council would be required to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent that details costs associated with the service of the Real Estate Agent.  All costs involved in the proposed divestment of surplus land parcels will be offset against the proceeds of any sale.

As identified, some of the land parcels to be considered are assets associated with restricted funds (e.g. water, sewer, developer contributions) and any future consideration on expenditure of sale proceeds should factor this in.

Legal /Policy

Under the LG Act, there is no restraint on Council’s ability to sell or otherwise dispose of land classified as Operational Land.  In accordance with Section 377(1)(h) of the LG Act, any decision to dispose of land must be made by Resolution of Council as the power to sell, exchange or surrender land cannot be delegated.  Section 45 of the LG Act prevents Council from selling, exchanging or otherwise disposing of community land.  Section 55 of the LG Act requires tenders to be called in certain circumstances.  However, it is not necessary to call tenders for the sale of land.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, all decisions and actions in relation to the disposal of land must have due regard to the following fundamental principles:

·    Best value for money – achieving “best value” may include financial, social and environmental benefits;

·    Transparency – processes must be open to scrutiny and provide full information and record the reasons behind the decisions;

·    Accountability – demonstrate the best use of public resources and the highest level of performance through appropriate record keeping and audit trails;

·    Impartiality – address perceived or actual conflicts of interests.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments.  The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 314 DP 1078628 Howard Avenue Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.44 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 314 DP 1078628 Howard Avenue Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.45

 

12.45.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 66 DP 1171407 Ravenswood Street, Bega     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that may be available for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet including detail on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council appoint a registered Valuer by competitive quotation process to provide Bega Valley Shire Council with a formal market valuation for Lot 66 DP 1171407 Ravenswood Street, Bega.

3.    That Council appoint a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by competitive quotation process to represent Bega Valley Shire Council’s interests in divesting of Lot 66 DP 1171407 Ravenswood Street, Bega by public auction, private treaty or expression of interest.

4.    That Council delegate authority to the General Manager to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent upon completion of the competitive quotation process for the marketing, sale negotiation and transactional settlement of the above mentioned land parcels.

5.    That all offers be brought back to Councillors for final Resolution.

 

Executive Summary

A Resolution of Council is being sought to appoint a registered Valuer and suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by a competitive quotation process to represent Council’s interests in divesting of the above-mentioned land parcel which has been determined by staff to be surplus to Council’s requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel is identified for divestment and capable of being sold on the open market.

To ensure Council maintains transparency and receives best value for its land, it is recommended a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent be appointed through an open quotation process in accordance with Council’s Purchasing Procedure 6.08.1.  In accordance with section 55(3)(d) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (LG Act) Council is exempt from conducting a formal tender process for the sale of vacant land.

It is proposed the sales strategy for each land parcel be by a competitive process involving public auction, private treaty or expression of interest as recommended by Council’s appointed Real Estate Agent.  Council can however approve a non-competitive process of disposal such as direct negotiations, subject to clearly documented reasons.  This may be useful in circumstances where land is not able to be sold in isolation on the open market (such as undersized lots, boundary adjustments etc.) and the only potential purchasers are adjoining owners.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, at least one formal market valuation undertaken by a valuer registered to value such property is required to be commissioned, prior to all property disposals.  Two valuations may be required when the value of the property is likely to exceed $1M and/or the process of disposal is not competitive.  Any offers received will be reported back to Council to authorise its Official Seal to be affixed to contract documents under the signature of the Mayor and General Manager.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 66 DP 1171407 Ravenswood Street, Bega and resolve accordingly.

2.    Retain ownership of Lot 66 DP 1171407 Ravenswood Street, Bega for potential future requirements.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Consultation Planned

In consultation with Council officers, the successful Real Estate Agent will be required to develop a customised marketing and communication strategy to maximise the economic value of each land parcel and ensure marketing reaches all potential buyers.

It should be noted if the recommendation in this report is adopted it would mean the public would be aware of Council’s intention to sell with the opportunity to make representations to Council prior to final divestment.

Financial and resource considerations

Divestment of the above mentioned surplus land parcels would require officer’s time and resources as well as the possible engagement of third parties and legal costs.  Current staff resourcing does not cater for this project. The cost of additional staff resourcing would potentially be greater than outsourcing to a real estate agent appointed through a competitive process.

Following completion of the proposed competitive quotation process, Council would be required to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent that details costs associated with the service of the Real Estate Agent.  All costs involved in the proposed divestment of surplus land parcels will be offset against the proceeds of any sale.

As identified, some of the land parcels to be considered are assets associated with restricted funds (e.g. water, sewer, developer contributions) and any future consideration on expenditure of sale proceeds should factor this in.

Legal /Policy

Under the LG Act, there is no restraint on Council’s ability to sell or otherwise dispose of land classified as Operational Land.  In accordance with Section 377(1)(h) of the LG Act, any decision to dispose of land must be made by Resolution of Council as the power to sell, exchange or surrender land cannot be delegated.  Section 45 of the LG Act prevents Council from selling, exchanging or otherwise disposing of community land.  Section 55 of the LG Act requires tenders to be called in certain circumstances.  However, it is not necessary to call tenders for the sale of land.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, all decisions and actions in relation to the disposal of land must have due regard to the following fundamental principles:

·    Best value for money – achieving “best value” may include financial, social and environmental benefits;

·    Transparency – processes must be open to scrutiny and provide full information and record the reasons behind the decisions;

·    Accountability – demonstrate the best use of public resources and the highest level of performance through appropriate record keeping and audit trails;

·    Impartiality – address perceived or actual conflicts of interests.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments.  The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 66 DP 1171407 Ravenswood Street Bega

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.45 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 66 DP 1171407 Ravenswood Street Bega

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.46

 

12.46.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 14 DP 249924 Moore Wren Road, Tarraganda     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that may be available for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet including detail on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council appoint a registered Valuer by competitive quotation process to provide Bega Valley Shire Council with a formal market valuation for Lot 14 DP 249924 Moore Wren Road, Tarraganda.

3.    That Council appoint a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by competitive quotation process to represent Bega Valley Shire Council’s interests in divesting Lot 14 DP 249924 Moore Wren Road, Tarraganda by public auction, private treaty or expression of interest.

4.    That Council delegate authority to the General Manager to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent upon completion of the competitive quotation process for the marketing, sale negotiation and transactional settlement of the above mentioned land parcels.

5.    That all offers be brought back to Councillors for final Resolution.

 

Executive Summary

A Resolution of Council is being sought to appoint a registered Valuer and suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by a competitive quotation process to represent Council’s interests in divesting of the above-mentioned land parcel which has been determined by officers to be surplus to Council’s requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel is identified for divestment and capable of being sold on the open market.

To ensure Council maintains transparency and receives best value for its land, it is recommended that a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent be appointed through an open quotation process in accordance with Council’s Purchasing Procedure 6.08.1.  In accordance with section 55(3)(d) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (LG Act) Council is exempt from conducting a formal tender process for the sale of vacant land.

It is proposed the sales strategy for each land parcel be by a competitive process involving public auction, private treaty or expression of interest as recommended by Council’s appointed Real Estate Agent.  Council can however approve a non-competitive process of disposal such as direct negotiations, subject to clearly documented reasons.  This may be useful in circumstances where land is not able to be sold in isolation on the open market (such as undersized lots, boundary adjustments etc.) and the only potential purchasers are adjoining owners.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, at least one formal market valuation undertaken by a valuer registered to value such property is required to be commissioned, prior to all property disposals.  Two valuations may be required when the value of the property is likely to exceed $1M and/or the process of disposal is not competitive.  Any offers received will be reported back to Council to authorise its Official Seal to be affixed to contract documents under the signature of the Mayor and General Manager.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 14 DP 249924 Moore Wren Road, Tarraganda and resolve accordingly.

2.    Retain ownership of Lot 14 DP 249924 Moore Wren Road, Tarraganda for potential future requirements.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Consultation Planned

In consultation with Council officers, the successful Real Estate Agent will be required to develop a customised marketing and communication strategy to maximise the economic value of each land parcel and ensure marketing reaches all potential buyers.

It should be noted if the recommendation in this report is adopted it would mean the public would be aware of Council’s intention to sell with the opportunity to make representations to Council prior to final divestment.

Financial and resource considerations

Divestment of the above mentioned surplus land parcels would require officer’s time and resources as well as the possible engagement of third parties and legal costs.  Current staff resourcing does not cater for this project. The cost of additional staff resourcing would potentially be greater than outsourcing to a real estate agent appointed through a competitive process.

Following completion of the proposed competitive quotation process, Council would be required to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent that details costs associated with the service of the Real Estate Agent.  All costs involved in the proposed divestment of surplus land parcels will be offset against the proceeds of any sale.

As identified, some of the land parcels to be considered are assets associated with restricted funds (e.g. water, sewer, developer contributions) and any future consideration on expenditure of sale proceeds should factor this in.

Legal /Policy

Under the LG Act, there is no restraint on Council’s ability to sell or otherwise dispose of land classified as Operational Land.  In accordance with Section 377(1)(h) of the LG Act, any decision to dispose of land must be made by Resolution of Council as the power to sell, exchange or surrender land cannot be delegated.  Section 45 of the LG Act prevents Council from selling, exchanging or otherwise disposing of community land.  Section 55 of the LG Act requires tenders to be called in certain circumstances.  However, it is not necessary to call tenders for the sale of land.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, all decisions and actions in relation to the disposal of land must have due regard to the following fundamental principles:

·    Best value for money – achieving “best value” may include financial, social and environmental benefits;

·    Transparency – processes must be open to scrutiny and provide full information and record the reasons behind the decisions;

·    Accountability – demonstrate the best use of public resources and the highest level of performance through appropriate record keeping and audit trails;

·    Impartiality – address perceived or actual conflicts of interests.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments.  The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 14 DP 249924 Moore Wren Road Tarraganda

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.46 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 14 DP 249924 Moore Wren Road Tarraganda

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.47

 

12.47.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 281 DP 1158995 Murrah Street, Bermagui     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that may be available for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

1.    That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review Sheet including detail on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council appoint a registered Valuer by competitive quotation process to provide Bega Valley Shire Council with a formal market valuation for Lot 281 DP 1158995 Murrah Street, Bermagui.

3.    That Council appoint a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by competitive quotation process to represent Bega Valley Shire Council’s interests in divesting Lot 281 DP 1158995 Murrah Street, Bermagui by public auction, private treaty or expression of interest.

4.    That Council delegate authority to the General Manager to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent upon completion of the competitive quotation process for the marketing, sale negotiation and transactional settlement of the above mentioned land parcels.

5.    That all offers be brought back to Councillors for final Resolution.

 

Executive Summary

A Resolution of Council is being sought to appoint a registered Valuer and suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by a competitive quotation process to represent Council’s interests in divesting of the above-mentioned land parcel which has been determined by officers to be surplus to Council’s requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Report to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached Vacant Land Review Sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel is identified for divestment and capable of being sold on the open market.

To ensure Council maintains transparency and receives best value for its land, it is recommended that a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent be appointed through an open quotation process in accordance with Council’s Purchasing Procedure 6.08.1.  In accordance with section 55(3)(d) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (LG Act) Council is exempt from conducting a formal tender process for the sale of vacant land.

It is proposed the sales strategy for each land parcel be by a competitive process involving public auction, private treaty or expression of interest as recommended by Council’s appointed Real Estate Agent.  Council can however approve a non-competitive process of disposal such as direct negotiations, subject to clearly documented reasons.  This may be useful in circumstances where land is not able to be sold in isolation on the open market (such as undersized lots, boundary adjustments etc.) and the only potential purchasers are adjoining owners.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, at least one formal market valuation undertaken by a valuer registered to value such property is required to be commissioned, prior to all property disposals.  Two valuations may be required when the value of the property is likely to exceed $1M and/or the process of disposal is not competitive.  Any offers received will be reported back to Council to authorise its Official Seal to be affixed to contract documents under the signature of the Mayor and General Manager.

Options

The options available to Council are:

1.    Proceed with the divestment of Lot 281 DP 1158995 Murrah Street, Bermagui and resolve accordingly.

2.    Retain ownership of Lot 281 DP 1158995 Murrah Street, Bermagui for potential future requirements.

3.    Other options, as raised and resolved by Councillors.

Community Engagement

Consultation Planned

In consultation with Council officers, the successful Real Estate Agent will be required to develop a customised marketing and communication strategy to maximise the economic value of each land parcel and ensure marketing reaches all potential buyers.

It should be noted if the recommendation in this report is adopted it would mean the public would be aware of Council’s intention to sell with the opportunity to make representations to Council prior to final divestment.

Financial and resource considerations

Divestment of the above mentioned surplus land parcels would require officer’s time and resources as well as the possible engagement of third parties and legal costs.  Current staff resourcing does not cater for this project. The cost of additional staff resourcing would potentially be greater than outsourcing to a real estate agent appointed through a competitive process.

 Following completion of the proposed competitive quotation process, Council would be required to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent that details costs associated with the service of the Real Estate Agent.  All costs involved in the proposed divestment of surplus land parcels will be offset against the proceeds of any sale.

As identified, some of the land parcels to be considered are assets associated with restricted funds (e.g. water, sewer, developer contributions) and any future consideration on expenditure of sale proceeds should factor this in.

Legal /Policy

Under the LG Act, there is no restraint on Council’s ability to sell or otherwise dispose of land classified as Operational Land.  In accordance with Section 377(1)(h) of the LG Act, any decision to dispose of land must be made by Resolution of Council as the power to sell, exchange or surrender land cannot be delegated.  Section 45 of the LG Act prevents Council from selling, exchanging or otherwise disposing of community land.  Section 55 of the LG Act requires tenders to be called in certain circumstances.  However, it is not necessary to call tenders for the sale of land.

In accordance with Council’s Acquisition and Disposal of Land Procedure 2.02.4, all decisions and actions in relation to the disposal of land must have due regard to the following fundamental principles:

·    Best value for money – achieving “best value” may include financial, social and environmental benefits;

·    Transparency – processes must be open to scrutiny and provide full information and record the reasons behind the decisions;

·    Accountability – demonstrate the best use of public resources and the highest level of performance through appropriate record keeping and audit trails;

·    Impartiality – address perceived or actual conflicts of interests.

The initial reports presented to Council did provide some confidential information in confidential attachments.  The confidential information referred to was considered confidential in line with Sections 10A (2)(c) and 10A (2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The attachments to this report are not considered to include any confidential information.

 

Attachments

1.          Land Divestments Options Lot 281 DP 1158995 Murrah Street Bermagui

 


Council

13 March 2019

Item 12.47 - Attachment 1

Land Divestments Options Lot 281 DP 1158995 Murrah Street Bermagui

 


Council 13 March 2019

Item 12.48

 

12.48.       Land Divestment Options - Lot 8 Sec 13 DP 758095 Barragoot Street, Bermagui     

 

This report provides Council with details of the above mentioned Council owned Operational Land that may be available for possible divestment.

 

Director Assets and Operations  

 

 

Officer’s Recommendation

.       That Council receive and note the report and attached Vacant Land Review sSeet including detail on individual land parcels that this report relates to.

2.    That Council appoint a registered Valuer by competitive quotation process to provide Bega Valley Shire Council with a formal market valuation for Lot 8 Sec 13 DP 758095 Barragoot Street, Bermagui.

3.    That Council appoint a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by competitive quotation process to represent Bega Valley Shire Council’s interests in divesting Lot 8 Sec 13 DP 758095 Barragoot Street, Bermagui by public auction, private treaty or expression of interest.

4.    That Council delegate authority to the General Manager to enter into a suitable Agency Agreement with the successful Real Estate Agent upon completion of the competitive quotation process for the marketing, sale negotiation and transactional settlement of the above mentioned land parcels.

5.    That all offers be brought back to Councillors for final Resolution.

 

Executive Summary

A Resolution of Council is being sought to appoint a registered Valuer and suitably qualified Real Estate Agent by a competitive quotation process to represent Council’s interests in divesting of the above-mentioned land parcel which has been determined by officers to be surplus to Council’s requirements.

Background

Council resolved at its Ordinary Meeting of 20 February 2019, when considering the Land Divestment Options Repor,t to defer the item for individual locations to be reported in separate reports.  As detailed in the attached vacant land review sheet, the above-mentioned land parcel is identified for divestment and capable of being sold on the open market.

To ensure Council maintains transparency and receives best value for its land, it is recommended that a suitably qualified Real Estate Agent be appointed through an open quotation process in accordance with Council’s Purchasing Procedure 6.08.1.  In accordance with section 55(3)(d) of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (LG Act) Council is exempt from conducting a formal tender process for the sale of vacant land.

It is proposed the sales strategy for each land parcel be by a competitive process involving public auction, private treaty or expression of interest as recommended by Council’s appointed Real Estate Agent.  Council can however approve a non-competitive process of disposal such as direct negotiations, subject to clearly documented reasons.  This may be useful in circumstances where land is not able to be sold in isolation on the open market (such as undersize